Boise State AD Coyle said Petersen has not informed him that he’ll interview elsewhere. He is in Boise not Madison.
— Dave Southorn (@BSUDave) December 10, 2012
Rumors ran wild over the weekend that the coach on every athletic director’s short list, Boise State’s Chris Petersen, would be taking a flight from Boise over to Madison to speak with Badgers legend Barry Alvarez regarding Wisconsin’s open coaching position.
The rumors were met with a general skepticism, entirely due to the fact that Peterson had been offered so many head coaching positions since taking over the Broncos’ program eight seasons ago.
As it happens, the cautious hopes of Sconnie Nation finally being the program and city that pulled Petersen from his roots did not come to fruition.
Simply put, Petersen was supposed to have met with Alvarez on Monday. However, again, he never even boarded the plane.
Still recovering from the shock that was coach Bret Bielema’s departure for Arkansas (where he belongs, seemingly), Alvarez must now continue to juggle dual roles.
After coaching the Badgers from 1990-2006, Alvarez will be reportedly making a one-game cameo as the program’s head coach for the Rose Bowl. Thus, while he prepares his players with practices, weight room sessions, film sessions and everything else to goes into preparing for The Grandaddy of ‘Em All (he would know what to do as well as anyone; after all, he did win three of them) he must also continue to search for and interview potential replacement head coaches.
For a man in his 60s, the task cannot be easy, and unfortunately Petersen will not be making things any easier on the Badgers’ legend.
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