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Sources: Stanford talks to Boise State's Petersen

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11:03 AM ET 01.09 | Boise St. coach Chris Petersen spoke with Stanford's director of athletics Bob Bowlsby regarding the football head coaching vacancy left by Jim Harbaugh, Comcast SportsNet has learned from sources close to the program.

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January 9, 2011  11:08 AM ET

Outstanding football coach. It would be a great hire.

January 9, 2011  11:34 AM ET
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Outstanding football coach. It would be a great hire.

+1...He's turned down what some consider "better" jobs than this one. Tells me something about his priorities...as much as a lot of people like to diss him/BSU, they have still done very, very well...for playing in a sisters of the poor league.

January 9, 2011  01:39 PM ET
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.Stay in Boise Chris, stay in Boise.

Amen to that.

January 9, 2011  01:39 PM ET
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What makes Jamaal Charles the best back in the league. Because he just busted another 40 plus yard TD. Stud.

Best and fastest!

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January 9, 2011  02:55 PM ET

i dont know how true it is, but i heard his kid has cancer or something and their is a great hospital around boise.. if true i dont see him leaving any time soon

January 9, 2011  03:01 PM ET

It was ten years or so ago when the Petersen's son had to be treated for a brain tumor. I read just a couple of months ago that the kid is healthy now.

January 9, 2011  03:04 PM ET
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i dont know how true it is, but i heard his kid has cancer or something and their is a great hospital around boise.. if true i dont see him leaving any time soon

Don't know about the hospitals in Boise but Palo Alto and surrounding area has some of the best medical care in the world and Stanford produces most of it.

January 9, 2011  03:15 PM ET
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Best and fastest!

It would be a helluva race between he and Chris Johnson. I would pay to see it.

January 9, 2011  03:17 PM ET
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Petersen has already shown that he can recruit California while at Boise St. I can imagine that Stanford's future would be bright indeed with him at the helm.

Indeed. Peterson is from Yuba City,CA. which is only about 3 hours from Palo Alto. He would be a good fit and with Luck returning he would get some of that credibility that he is missing at BSU.

January 9, 2011  04:30 PM ET

Heard from authority that the Stanford job would be a lateral move from Boise. Don't agree.

BSU is on top because of Petersen and his coaching 2 and 3 stars...think what he could do with 3 and 4 stars with the occasional 5 star....or would the higher ranked kids not "buy into" his coaching scheme? (see TU 2010)

January 9, 2011  04:58 PM ET

If Petersen's stayed in Boise because he and his family are comfortable with the medical care provided to his son, then I doubt he's going to move, even to a school with a monster budget (not even UTx).

January 9, 2011  04:59 PM ET

I do not think he is going to Stanford. His WR coach left for Indiana to be the OC there. In the interim Bryan Harsin Boise's OC goes to Texas to the OC there. The WR coach who just left to be the OC at Indiana is now coming bak to be the OC at Boise. I don't think he would have come back if he thought Peterson was going to Stanford.

January 9, 2011  06:31 PM ET

Hope he stays at Boise State so they can keep upsetting people and upsetting fans at the traditional CF powers, lol.

January 9, 2011  06:56 PM ET
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Hope he stays at Boise State so they can keep upsetting people and upsetting fans at the traditional CF powers, lol.

True that man. He is my favorite coach and has been ever since that OU Fiesta(?) Bowl game in 05(? Again) haha.

January 9, 2011  07:02 PM ET
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Hope he stays at Boise State so they can keep upsetting people and upsetting fans at the traditional CF powers, lol.

Like Nevada? LOL

January 9, 2011  08:47 PM ET

If Petersen wants to keep climbing the coaching ladder, I'd say go for it. It seems over the years Stanford has been a stepping stone for better gigs.

January 9, 2011  10:13 PM ET

Any Div1 program looking for a head coach would be happy to have him.

January 9, 2011  10:14 PM ET

Don't leave Boise! It's too bad the Pac 10 didn't add Boise State instead of Colorado...the Buffaloes aren't so good...Utah and BSU makes much more sense...

 
January 9, 2011  10:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Outstanding football coach. It would be a great hire.

Well said, but does he want to leave?

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