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Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:25 pm
Edited on: December 26, 2011 2:19 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Well, you can't blame Penn State for trying, can you? 

The Nittany Lions are conducting what by their own admission has a been a "deliberate and measured" search for Joe Paterno's replacement and are the final FBS team to fill their 2011 head coaching vacancy. But any complaints would have been quickly silenced if they could become the program that finally pries away Chris Petersen from Boise State. It's no surprise a Penn St. official reportedly visited Idaho twice last week in an effort to make the program's pitch to Petersen. 

But like every other previous suitor for the Bronco coach's services, that pitch has fallen on deaf ears--if it was ever even heard in the first place. The Patriot-News's David Jones has reported that Petersen "has made it known he is not interested in Penn State's vacant head coaching position."

Jones writes that the decision is "no shocker," and surely it isn't; after he turned down all manner of high-profile jobs the previous several offseasons (including UCLA earlier this month), convincing Petersen to take a scandal-plagued position that several lesser coaches have already shied away from was always the longest of long shots.

But given the position Penn State finds itself in -- no coach and not even any real leads on one, with Signing Day rapidly approaching and the fanbase growing more nervous by the day -- Petersen was the kind of prize that was worth taking that shot anyway. The only criticism to be made is if that shot came out of desperation, and with it having failed, the search is poised to go on for several more days ... or even weeks.
Comments

Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

Did not want him. Could not handle the pressure of The BIG and the eastern media that covers PSU. Tough games at huge stadiums at least six times a year. A few easy ones, but not many. Frankly, don't know who I want. Nebraska already discovered the BIG is not a walk in the park although to their credit they had a decent season and hope they win their bowl game.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

no worries here ihc,

I was trying to point out that most offensive records are held by players and teams that did not have supposedly stellar opponents. Clearly there is a gap in thinking when it comes to discussions concerning the definition of "stellar" and where that fine line is drawn.

As far as being in the discussion with elite teams, the NCAA rule capping yearly scholarships at 85 has muddied that line as well. I believe the term "elite" draws a different picture now and I'm sure that you and I will continue to debate the interpretation. 



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

Good for Chris Peterson.... Money is nice but is it worth leaving your home for a snake pit? If Peterson wants to leave he could name the school.



Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

gobbledegoop,

I probably should've worded that better.  It wasn't designed to be a slam at Kellen Moore.  I was just using the past four years as a baseline to discuss the ridiculous schedule Boise State plays and why they shouldn't be discussed with the elite teams over that span and certainly not in the national championship discussion.  I still believe that a lot of those records are a bit deceitful because most of his opponents simply didn't have the ability to match up with him and the Bronco offense.  But I do recognize that he had a great career. 



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

should not get within 100 milTom Bradley could be a horrible choice if he knew anything about what Sandusky, Paterno, and the hiearchy in the school tried to cover up for years.  If he knew, he was part and parcel of the conspiracy.  The only out for PSU is get rid of every person in the school that had knowledge of the affair. Also, as stated earlier, no big name coach es of Happy Valley.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

should not get within 100 milTom Bradley could be a horrible choice if he knew anything about what Sandusky, Paterno, and the hiearchy in the school tried to cover up for years.  If he knew, he was part and parcel of the conspiracy.  The only out for PSU is get rid of every person in the school that had knowledge of the affair. Also, as stated earlier, no big name coach es of Happy Valley.



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

No Big loss for Penn State. He would fail just like his mentor Dan Hawkins did at  a big school(Colorado). Though Penn State has better talent and resources. Besides if they opened their eyes they already have their coach Tom Bradley. He is a much better choice than Chris Peterson.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

iheartcubs,

put an asterisk next to his name if will bring you peace but you'll have to go through a multitude of records (putting an asterisk on each one) that isn't owned by any of the anointed teams or the chosen few. Exactly where is that benchmark anyway? Where do you draw that line?

Put an * next to these top marks as well:

Total Offense
   season yards per game
   career yards
   single game yards

Rushing
   most career rushes
   most rushes in a season
   highest rushing yards per game, career
   most rushing touchdowns, career
   
shall I continue...
   

 



Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Report: Chris Petersen not interested in Penn St.

I'm surprsed a MORON like you even knows HOW to double space...



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Oops

Chalk another one up to bad editing.  I forgot to change all of the last post to reflect that BSU doesn't join the Big East until 2013, not next year as I originally thought before checking my facts to make sure.  Anyway, the idea is clear.  Peterson's market value is extremely high right now, and he could probably have any job in college football.  A lot of very good jobs have opened up, quite a few in his area, and he hasn't taken advantage of any of them.
 
Peterson wants a chance to "prove" whether or not his team is worthy of the BCS "Championship."  Next year, he will still have a lot of leverage with which to get a great job.  His team will play Michigan State and BYU out of conference, and San Diego State is the only semi-legitimate team left in the MWC.  So, once again, he will only have to get his team "up" for three important games, and he will have nine tomato cans to knock over.  
 
Peterson will have one more opportunity to accept a high-profile job before he has to start coaching a lot harder and his team has to start playing a lot harder.  He better take advantage of it. 


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