Boise State’s Chris Petersen will be the new head football coach at the University of Washington, ESPN reported Friday. The positon became open after Steve Sarkisian announced Monday he was leaving for USC.
Petersen was 92-12 at Boise State since 2006, including wins in the Fiesta Bowl over Oklahoma in 2007 and TCU in 2010.
Petersen turned Boise State into an unlikely national power, first out of the Western Athletic Conference and then the Mountain West Conference. His Broncos regularly challenged for the right to play for a national championship, but their strength of schedule usually kept them out of the title game.
This past season (8-4) was the Broncos’ worst in Petersen’s eight seasons.
UW announced this week that assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo will coach the Huskies in its bowl game.