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Why Petersen finally left Boise State

Originally Published: December 6, 2013
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Chris Petersen did what few thought anyone would ever do at Boise State. Not only did he take the Broncos to two BCS bowls and win nearly nine of every 10 games he coached, he stayed for eight seasons. Petersen ended that era Thursday night, signing a term sheet to become coach of the Washington Huskies.

Under Petersen, Boise State became a household name in college football. Yet he resisted the urge to climb to the next rung. Instead, he took his program to unprecedented ...

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