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Report: USC contacts Boise State's Petersen

1/12/2010

USC has reached out to Boise State coach Chris Petersen about the Trojans coaching vacancy, the LA Daily News reported.

Hiring the highly respected Petersen would be a big coup for the Trojans, but the bright lights, big city atmosphere that surrounds USC might not appeal to him.

Petersen, who is a stunning 49-4 in four seasons leading the Broncos -- a record that includes a pair of Fiesta Bowl victories -- recently signed a five-year contract extension with Boise State.

A Boise State spokesperson emailed this to ESPN.com's Graham Watson: "Coach Petersen is out of town today and unavailable. Also, Coach Petersen, and the University, normally does not comment on these type of reports."