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Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:48 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2012 10:51 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

After turning down potential opportunities with many of BCS programs across the nation, Boise State head coach Chris Petersen has officially reaffirmed his commitment to the Broncos with a new contract.

Chad Cripe, of the Idaho Statesman, reported Tuesday that Petersen and Boise State have agreed to a new five-year deal that will pay him "at least $2 million per year."

Petersen currently has a five-year, rolling contract that provides a $100,000 raise each season. He is scheduled to make $1.625 million in 2012 under his current deal, which was recently improved in October 2011.

The Statesman report states that the Idaho State Board of Education will consider the $375,000 salary increase during an emergency meeting on Wednesday. The final details will not be official until the next regularly scheduled meeting - set for Feb. 15-16 of this year.

Petersen received new deals in 2007, 2010, and now 2012 after replacing Dan Hawkins in 2006. While the new deal will feature a significant salary increase, it might set a firm end date to a contract that was previously extended one year every time the Broncos won at least eight games.

The Broncos' head coach was the top choice for many schools with coaching vacancies this offseason, but never showed any legitimate interest in leaving Boise. All contact was simply speculation, and Petersen's camp spent more time denying hopeful rumors of others than confirming any conversations.

The new deal increases the chances that Chris Petersen will see the Boise State football program through their transition into the Big East conference, set to occur before the 2013 season. The Broncos have had BCS dreams crushed by missed field goals in the last two seasons, and Petersen will at least have one chance to win his conference for a BCS bid.

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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:23 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

No, what it would have done was kept PSU's offense on the field for more of the game and they would have put a few more points on the board and kept the ball out of Keenum's hands. Boldin was beyond awful missing countless wide open receivers going three and out way too many times. If you had bother reading what i said, McG would have made a small difference but Houston still would have won, they were better. And Houston was still running hurry up and chucking the ball downfield deep into 4th so save the easing up crap. PSu made some defensive adjustments and held them to two field goals in 2nd half, there was no letting up. The coach wanted to score a ton more, he said so at halftime.

And you can save the immature cracks for someone else, your disgusting offensive comment was more than just a little jab and at the expense of some children who have suffered tremendously. Hard to question someone else's maturity when that is the type of commentary you toss out there. I don't get emotional when dealing with fools, just calling a spade a spade.

Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 3:41 pm

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

Cody, please don't get too emotional, and start calling people morons and idiots it's very immature!  It was just a little jab at your school kind of like the little jab you took at Boise.  And I totally believe you that having mcGloin would have made all the difference.  It might have made Houston continue to throw the ball down the field in the fourth quarter instead of easing up and only scoring 30 on you.   

Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:37 am
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Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:28 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

Here we go with associating a group of young men on a football team with a pedophile.  Thanks for starting that crap, wandie.  I'm sure we can expect more complete arse wipes like you in the near and distant future.  By your genius thinking pattern it is clear we should have implicated every innocent person who worked for Enron for the actions of Kenneth Lay and his cronies.

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:12 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

But keep on bashing a team that never loses and doesn't rape little kids in showers.

I feel your pain, were you one of those kids? You'd have to be after a stupid comment like that, what other reason could there be?

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 8:54 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

Absolute genius comment wandie you complete idiot. I was there for 4 years and you are right, nothing went on in those showers except for constant rapes. And how do you know what they are doing in Boise's showers? This was a referendum on Boise, not the ongoing investigation of ONE sick pervert in State College. But leave it to an immature moron like yourself to drag it down to that level. HArd to judge anything by bowl records, last year bigten had winning record, this year not so much. However, how can you dispute that the level of competition in the big ten is stiffer than that which Boise sees week in and out. True, Houston beat an outmanned PSU squad. HAd McGloin and Drake been there the game would have been more competitive but Houston was still better. However, next year Keenum is gone and that team is going to drop back to a .500 ballclub. Watch for drop off in Boise wins also as Kellen Moore exits too.

Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:29 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

Petersen has worked his tail off to get Boise St some national exposure.  This increased exposure has brought more revenue to the school and given them recruiting leverage.  He has invested a lot of time and effort into building this program.  Penn State was delusional if they thought they had any chance of landing him.  None of us know how serious PSU was in getting Petersen but let's assume they were going "all in".  They still didn't have a chance.  Petersen wouldn't leave an up-and-coming program to coach a program that is on a serious decline.

I also agree with the previous poster that Big 10 fans have no room to criticize other conferences.  How many bowl wins did they have this year?  2?  Out of how many teams? 7, 8, 9?

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 6:32 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

If you know sports you would understand less than 20 years ago Boise State was no more than a division IAA school in football.  For the Broncos to routinely be invited to bowl games and mature through the WAC and Mountain West now the Big East is amazing.  Ask the Oregon Ducks how tough Boise State is?  Ask Georgia?  Ask Virginia Tech? 

Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 3:05 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

Hey Cody, I'm a Iowa fan and I've got to say the Big 10 has no place in saying which conferences are bad!  Seeing as every single new year the Big 10 gets crushed and never has a winning bowl record.  And when Boise comes over to the Big East I believe they will be adding the Houston team that just crushed your beloved Lions!  But keep on bashing a team that never loses and doesn't rape little kids in showers.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 2:10 am

Boise State, Petersen agree to new 5-year deal

You are right about it being infinitely better for him to stay at BSU rather than go to PSU. In the weak Big East he will be guaranteed an easy 10 or 11 win season every year and an auto BCS bid without hardly breaking a sweat which is exactly what he is looking for. In the Big Ten he would have to work alot harder for those types of seasons and would not be able to handle the disappointment of coming up short against stiffer competition. I don't really believe he was anything more than a phone inquiry for the job anyhow. Media has no idea what they are talking about and Peterson probably balked at job from the word go, so it probably ended there.

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