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."