LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos addresses the crowd after his team defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 56-24 in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Penn State is the only FBS team to not have a head coach as they have been searching for a coach to replace Joe Paterno who was let go on Nov. 9. Penn State is going back to an original candidate for the job and is making a second attempt at Boise State's Chris Petersen to be their head coach:
According to two sources close to the search, a PSU committee member has made two trips to Idaho within the last eight days, presumably to try to woo Boise State coach Chris Petersen. It is not known what, if anything, resulted from those attempts.
You have to give Penn State credit for trying to land a good coach, but Petersen already turned down Penn State once and it is highly unlikely that Petersen would change his tune. Plus, being the first head coach to replace the legendary Joe Paterno and with the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked the University there is little incentive to take that job at this time.
The only job that Petersen would probably entertain would be the Oregon Ducks position, and that is not likely to open up unless Chip Kelly gets a call from an NFL team. I'd put a lot on the line and say that Petersen is not going to be the next Penn State coach.