Chris Petersen Avoids Flirtation With Oregon After Chip Kelly Decides To Stay

After being pursued by several college teams, Boise State head coach Chris Petersen will receive a raise from the State Board of Education.

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Chip Kelly Turns Down Buccaneers Ending Chris Petersen To Oregon Speculation

The Boise St. Broncos won't need to worry about Chris Petersen flirting with the Oregon Ducks about a vacant head coaching position any time soon. Chip Kelly, the current head coach of the Ducks, had been courted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but just as quickly as the news broke on Sunday, it fizzled soon thereafter. According to the Tampa Bay Times:

"His heart is with college football and Oregon and he's no longer being considered,'' Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said Monday.

Had Kelly taken the job, which had been expected to happen within a day or two, Petersen was expected to be one of the first, if not the very first, target for the university to look after. Other names like Gary Patterson and Mark Helfrich, the Ducks' current offensive coordinator, were speculated to be involved in the search, but Petersen would have been the first one looked at by the school.

For now, Petersen can back to finalizing things leading up to National Signing Day next week and finding a successor to Kellen Moore.

For more on the Broncos, visit One Bronco Nation Under God and Mountain West Connection. Head over to SB Nation NFL and SB Nation NCAA Football for more on these possible moves.

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Chris Petersen To Oregon Is A Possibility If Chip Kelly Bolts For Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could lure Chip Kelly away from the Oregon Ducks. If that happens, the university could turn to Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen, according to reports.

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Chris Petersen Contract: Boise State Announces 5-Year, $12 Million Extension

Boise State football head coach Chris Petersen officially received his new contract with the university on Wednesday afternoon. The State Board of Education needed to approve the contract, which it did, reports Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman. He will now make a base salary of $2 million a year starting in the 2012-13 season and make $12 million over the course of a five-year deal. Petersen's assistant coaches received raises too.

Cripe tweeted a statement from Petersen:

Petersen: "I feel honored and blessed that I will continue to lead this FB team ... I’m excited about the continued growth of this program."

Petersen will be without star quarterback Kellen Moore and a host of other graduating seniors who won 50 career games at the college level over the last four years. But Petersen was able to keep the programming running strong when Jared Zabransky graduated years ago.

For more on the Broncos, visit Boise State blog, One Bronco Nation Under God. Check out SB Nation NCAA Football for more on college football.

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Chris Petersen Contract Extension: Boise State Gives Head Coach New Five-Year Deal

The Boise State Broncos have agreed to a five-year contract with football coach Chris Petersen, according to Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman. The contract will pay the head coach of the school's football team more than $2 million annually.

Petersen has led Boise State to a stunning 73-6 record in six years at the helm, including a victory at the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. After originally being hired in 2006, he's received new contracts in 2007, 2010 and now 2012. Other big-name schools with coaching vacancies have been tied to Petersen, with the most recent being Penn State, but Boise State has been aggressive in trying to retain its coach.

The State Board of Education still needs to approve the contract, which will be considered during a special meeting on Wednesday. The full contract will be submitted for approval in February, and it will provide Petersen with a substantial raise over his current salary.

To read more on Penn State's previously reported interest in Petersen, click here. For more on the Broncos, visit Boise State blog, One Bronco Nation Under God. Check out SB Nation NCAA Football for more on college football.

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