Chris Petersen

Bryan Harsin
Boise State University

Update 9:55 a.m.: Boise State has hired a 37-year-old former assistant to be its next head coach.  Bryan Harsin will leave Arkansas State to be the next Bronco head coach. 

Harsin is a Boise native who was a BSU quarterback in the late 1990s. He then served as an assistant coach from 2001 to 2010.  Harsin was an offensive coordinator under former head coach Chris Petersen from 2006 to 2010.

University of Washington

Former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen spoke for the first time Monday about his decision to leave Boise for the University of Washington.

The crowd chanted Petersen’s name as a press conference got underway in Seattle. Petersen began by thanking Boise State, the Broncos, fans and everyone who’s helped him reach this point.

“People keep asking me ‘Why now? You’ve been in Boise for so long.’ Two things keep coming to mind: timing and fit,” Petersen explained.  

'Tis The Bowl Season: Broncos Headed To Hawaii

Dec 9, 2013
Boise State University

Boise State has accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas eve. The Broncos will take on Oregon State at Aloha Stadium.  It's the 12th straight year the Broncos have gone to a bowl game.  Boise State last played in the Hawaii Bowl in 2007, when the Broncos lost 41-38 to East Carolina. 

Chris Petersen
University of Washington

The University of Washington has announced Chris Petersen will be the school’s next head football coach. Petersen leaves Boise State after 13 years, eight of which he served as head coach.

Washington made the announcement official Friday morning with a news release. 

"On behalf of the University of Washington and the entire Husky Nation, I am proud to welcome Chris Petersen as our new head football coach," Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said.

John Kelly / Boise State University/BroncoSports.com

ESPN is reporting Boise State head coach Chris Petersen will accept the same position at the University of Washington today. 

Reporter Joe Schad cites an unnamed source.  Nothing has been made official by either school.

On Twitter, Schad added:

Chris Petersen is ready for a new challenge and views the professional and family timing and UW destination as the perfect next step.  - Joe Schad, ESPN

John Kelly / Boise State University/BroncoSports.com

Update, 12:17 p.m.:  ESPN is now reporting University of Washington coach Steve Sarkisian has accepted the USC job.