Chris Petersen is taking a different approach to the series of annual questions and speculation linking him to nearly every available head coaching job in college football.
This year, at least at the outset, Petersen is resorting to humor.
When asked Monday about his name being mentioned in the search for the bevy of new coaching vacancies, Petersen simply looked at his watch, noted the time and chided reporters for taking so long to once again bring up the subject.
''Twenty-two minutes, that's better than I thought,'' Petersen said. ''It's just rumors. That's all I really want to say about this, and I say it every year.''
While Petersen's tone publicly may be different, the message is the same: He has no intention of leaving the Broncos.
Petersen's name surfaces in ritualistic fashion around the same time many of his colleagues at bigger schools are getting fired. Last year it was Penn State; the year before that Stanford when Jim Harbaugh left for the NFL. This year, media, b...