Skip to main content

With two recent high profile coaching departures, Idaho Statesman columnist Brian Murphy calls him The One Coach BSU Can't Lose.

But Stanford has officially asked to interview Boise State football coach Chris Petersen.

Speculators have spoken of the 30 degree winters in the Bay area vs. the 70 degree winters in Boise.

Petersen makes $1 million now vs. $2 million on the table in Palo Alto.

And he is a northern California native.

Heisman candidate Andrew Luck will return to the Cardinal, and they have a real shot at winning a national championship.

Commenters under a Brian Murphy editorial in the Idaho Statesman discuss the likely possibility that Petersen will soon leave the Broncos and take the Stanford job:

Larry Ratliff: I too would hate to lose coach Pete, but people have to realize, that if he is offered the millions of dollars that the BCS can pay, who can blame him.

steve_lawson: Good Luck Pete and thanks for the time that you spent here. It will be great to see you take over the Stanford program and make a run to the NC next season. Palo Alto is a far better place to live and raise the kids than here as well as a far better school to be associated with. Congratulations and best of luck!

BroncoBadass: He is extremely happy in Boise and loves it there. He will be reluctant to uproot his family and move them, but $$$ has a funny way of helping one deal with that stress. Hahaha. He was reluctant to leave in the past because he knew he would be inheriting a mess. He took over a very talented Boise State team in 2006 and look what happened. He would be inheriting a similar team with Stanford and the Heisman runner up in Andrew Luck. He's a Northern California guy and Stanford (Palo Alto) is certainly far more appealing than say ... Ann Arbor, Tucson, Knoxville, Tallahassee, Stillwater and so on.

Other posters spoke of crime, gang and other quality of life problems in East Palo Alto as well as around California -- the bankrupt state government was brought up -- as if Coach P., a family man who would make millions plus perks and benefits, has to worry about that.

In the big money, win at all costs, fast-paced world of college football, what could possibly be the motivating factors that would keep Coach Petersen in Boise?

Originally posted to 123idaho on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 08:21 AM PST.


Will Chris Petersen leave Boise State for Stanford?

54%35 votes
40%26 votes
4%3 votes

| 64 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site