His 84-8 record over eight years probably entitles Boise State University head football coach Chris Petersen to a throne fit for the king of Idaho football, not the diminutive stool offered Monday for him to sit in at a press conference ahead of Saturday's season opener against the University of Washington.
Petersen, who at 5-feet, 11-inches joked about needing a pillow, can only hope the chair incident is the one low point of the week leading to Saturday's big rematch: In December, his Broncos beat the Huskies in the Las Vegas Bowl, 28-26.
Playing this time at Husky Stadium following its $250 million redecorating job, Petersen expects to encounter a raucous, signal-extinguishing crowd of around 70,000 on Seattle's waterfront - and a foe with 20 returning starters trying to make sure what happened in Vegas stays there.
No question, Peterson said: The Huskies will employ the same no-huddle offense his own Broncos, ranked No. 19 in The Associated Press pre-season poll, ...