Chris Petersen takes Washington head coaching job

Otto Kitsinger III

Boise State's Chris Petersen has in fact left Boise State to become the Washington head coach.

Boise State's Chris Petersen interviewed for the Washington job on Thursday and, since he did not get back on the plane with Washington athletic director Scott Woodward most felt that Petersen had turned down Washington. That is not the case as CBSSports.com's is reporting that Petersen will be the next head coach at Washington.

The Washington job came down to Petersen and Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier earlier on Thursday, but Petersen must have had the better interview to land the job.

Petersen also will be one of the higher paid head coaches in the Pac-12, probably just behind USC and UCLA

This comes as a shock since a lot of people felt since Petersen did not get on the plane back that this was just another turn away job by Petersen to stay as the Boise State head coach. He had already turned down or withdrew his name from about half of the Pac-12 over the past few years, so Woodward must have had a great pitch to get Petersen to leave Boise State for Seattle.

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