With 13 college football programs looking for a new coach, it was only a matter of time before Boise State's Chris Petersen's name would be floated for one of these jobs. There are quite a few BCS coaching gigs out there, and the school to be interested is the UCLA Bruins. The L.A. Times is reporting that Athletic Director Dan Guerrero is making Petersen his first target to replace the fired Rick Neuheisel. UCLA is reportedly going to make an offer of over $3 million per year to Petersen, committing $2 million for an assistance coaching staff and upgrading the football facilities.
Petersen has been very loyal to Boise State as he came up the ranks under Dan Hawkins and currently makes $1.5 million per year and receives an annual bonus of $100,000 per year through 2019. Also, last year Petersen turned down the Stanford Cardinal gig and they were offering $3 million per year.
Other coaching jobs that could come after Petersen would be Arizona State or Washington State. Expect these rumors about Petersen to X College to last for a while.