Petersen to stay at Boise State, hires Pease and Prince to round out staff

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2010 Idaho Statesman

Boise State football coach Chris Petersen plans to stay with the Broncos and has re-hired two old friends to round out his coaching staff, the school announced Monday afternoon.

Petersen had been rumored as a candidate for the top job at Stanford.

He has hired Brent Pease as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Pease took a job less than two weeks ago as the offensive coordinator at Indiana after five years with the Broncos as the wide receivers coach. He has coordinating experience in the Big 12, SEC and Big Sky and played quarterback at Montana.

Petersen hired Robert Prince to replace Pease as the wide receivers coach and serve as the pass game coordinator (offensive line coach Chris Strausser is the run game coordinator). Prince was the wide receivers coach from 2001 to 2003 while Petersen was the offensive coordinator.

“I can’t express enough how happy we are to have two outstanding coaches back on our staff,” Petersen said in a press release. “Brent (Pease) has played an important role in our success the past five years and having him take over the direction of the offense is a major plus as we move forward at Boise State.

“Robert (Prince) and I worked closely together 10 years ago in helping lay the foundation of the program and I feel fortunate to have him back on staff. He is an outstanding coach who I’m sure will be able to inject several new ideas into our offensive game plan.”

Petersen, Pease and Prince will speak to the media at 4:45 p.m.

Earlier today, former Boise State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bryan Harsin was introduced to the media in Austin, Texas, as the new Texas Longhorns offensive coordinator.

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Here are highlights from the Boise State press conference and my conversation with Harsin:

— Petersen had a phone conversation with Stanford and that was it. “You guys have been chasing your tails for no reason,” he said. “… I think that’s a very unique, special place — there’s no question. I thought it would be something to have a conversation about. … There’s a couple places out there that I think are intriguing that you don’t really know about from not being there. Sometimes it’s important to have a conversation or hear some things.”

— Petersen’s decision was based more on Boise State than Stanford, he said.

“It’s more about Boise State being a great place that we really love,” he said.

— Petersen talked to athletic director Gene Bleymaier to ensure they were on the same page but there were no concrete concessions. Petersen has an existing five-year contract. The priority is completing the new football facility, which is part of the north end zone stadium expansion. “We definitely want to get that going,” Bleymaier said.

— Petersen on Pease: “He lost his mind for about four days. And then he came back to his senses.”

— Pease, on his return: “An awkward seven days. It’s been up and down. Some gut-wrenching decisions that I had to make but it all smoothed out. I’m very fortunate Coach Pete gave me an opportunity to come back and how it all worked out.”

— Pease on the offense: “The foundation of everything is still there. One thing I grew a part of is how we use the personnel, the shifts and motion, the tempo — that’s all good stuff.”

— Prince on returning: “When Coach Pete called me he said, ‘Hey, R.P., we can make this thing really simple — if you want to come back, let’s make this thing happen.’ ”

Cool

Sounds like three P's in a pod.

PPP! in a FROG!

PurplePowerPERFECTION! (got us where we are today with a PurpleRoseFrogBowl trophy, and NATIONAL RESPECT!!!) Congrats to BoiseStateBroncos though! You came oh so close to 3 p's! you did PouchaPerfectlyPlaced gimmekick, though! to be OH SO close,... good 4 u!

TCU You are Not

Are you still trying to pass yourself off a TCU fans? When you started logging on, you showed you didn't know anything about the TCU Horned Frogs. With the hate that you spew, it was apparent that you were a gutless vandul. Funny how TCU and BSU have only played each other twice, with each team pulling out one win. So where does the venom come from, with only two game each, both teams respect each other, I don’t hear BSU fans saying anything bad about TCU, just no rivalry, etc. You sound just like someone from an in-state rivalry, oh yea vanduls...

Grow a backbone, no matter how bad the vanduls are stand up and support them, be a man. They might suck, but they desirve your support.

PS. How's that AD Robbie Spears working out for you?

Nice call

But just for the record, it's 2-1 BSU.

Thanks

Thanks, I forgot one.

dude

RichFrog's NOT a Vandal...he's become a Bronco. RichFrog's in love with Boise State which is why he is paying such close attention. Who knows...maybe RichFrog has a crush on you?

a frog is a frog is a frog is a frog

Silly Broncos. RichFrog's man-crush? BroTCUman! Makes the HornedFrog HORNED!

vandul cupcake...come out and play

PS. How's that AD Robbie Spears working out for you?

Re; TCU

What a duff-us! LOL.

He will never leave

Coach Pete wont leave where else can he get away with playing one or maybe two halfway decent teams and you retards are happy. If he went to Stanford he would play a tough schedule something BSU isnt used to doing. As most of the country know BSU plays a pathetic schedule and dont give me the crap about they are afraid to play you cuz that isn't it you cant be ranked in the top ten and demand a payday for playing a big team. I love the Team freaking hate the fans.

Thanks Coach Pete

We appreciate your dedication and loyalty to THE Boise State Bronco program. We believe in you -- and are behind you 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side Note: Good lucks Ducks. Show the nation the mighty Northwest Territory produces championship football......

Coach Pete

I'm breathing again.

coach petey the bad actor

hi nerd would you havedied if he left

weistard

there would have been a mass suicide in boise if he had left. luckily he didn't leave, so that won't have to happen

nation i am back nerds

nerds and geeks are you happy peteyy stayed he is afraid of challenges we all know that

In appreciation

Weisberg....I won't bother calling you names. Suffice it to say you give the rest of us something to stand on as we cheer BSU on to victory. And as a nice side you do provide adequate fertilizer for the grass and flowers in the parks. To bad we can't get you under the smurf turf where you belong. GO BRONCOS GO VANDALS

howdy bro

I love to see what the haters do, because they are afraid.

BSU can build academic knowledge ,..they try
BSU can build strength ,..they might
BSU can build character,..they cant
BSU can build leadership,..they cant
BSU can build determination ,..they cant
BSU can build fulfillment ,..they wont
BSU can build accomplishment second to none,..they try

"providence is based on a desire,...a desire to achieve above the expected and above the routine"

what?

Please speak English or......at least hillbilly white trash.I know your good at it anyway.
Keep winging it....... your mindset is amazing.
Tell the kids hi and keep that 77 Camaro on craigslist, you should make next months rent.
kisses
RH

Ω Hesitate to inform you, RH ...

... that was one of weisberg's better efforts.

He used to write codecs for Microsoft, CyberLink, Roxio, and Nero. Got the boot each time. They couldn't discern compile from compost.

WeizSburG

the only code he/she can write is old FORTRAN.And he/she is proud of that.
1=yes 2=no 3=call an operator. Cobal is much more detailed.
1=1 2=2 3=3 4=4...................thank god for beauty school where they teach this.

Ω No COBOL, but FastFOR

Fortran was nasty.

weisberg is an acquired "distaste". Once you disregard the "geeks" and "nerds", you are left with, well, pretty much nothing.

That's not all bad, though. weisberg is the e-equivalent of Eddie Haskell. Sorta.

wussieturd

wussieturd the idiot queen,no matter how times wrong, always ready to step up and make a fool of herself.

Yep. Apparantly she never pays her rent

and is on the verge of eviction. But, always has enough money for a daily bottle.

Weis-turd,

I gotta guess most in Boise are wondering what (exactly) your malfunction is? Son, it's way past time to crawl out of that cellar bedroom in your mommas house -- and stop being the full-time turd you've become. Does that make any sense at all to you?

Get a life already...............

AMEN

AMEN!!!

Thank You Coach Pete

God is looking down on Bronco nation. I am so glad he is staying. Every year at this time I hold my breath and pray a lot!!!!!

Oh please!

Which god would that be?

I doubt that God really

I doubt that God really cares about Boise State Football. Talk about overplaying the importance of a game. I would guess he's a little more involved in comforting the families and friends of those killed in Arizona and any number of tragedies around the world.

SHUTUP

If you don't like the reality of strong feeling Bronco Nation fans about their team and coach quit trolling on this site and do something else with your time!!

Evidently you're the one

Evidently you're the one that bashful wants to visit with.

besides

Notre Dame's season is over.

hilarious

the coaching staff is a joke you the team will always be a non bcs team petey stanford too much of a challenge pease you are silly hope indiana makes you pay them prince who

I can't see you or read you.

I can't see you or read you. I see weisberg and move on.

THE DEFINITION of EXESSIVE ALCOHOLISM

"the coaching staff is a joke you the team will always be a non bcs team petey stanford too much of a challenge pease you are silly hope indiana makes you pay them prince who"

Wezisberg

.I hope you get that rash cleared up,hopefully that might help your out look.

Weisberg

It's really difficult for jealous idiots like you to actually grasp the concept that your favorite school (and its location), is not perceived in the same way that Coach Pete and his staff appear to view Boise State. It's your favorite school and the coaching carousel you are forced to endure, that makes you hope for the worst for BSU. Face it... Your school is no longer a popular destination for up and coming coaches. Your school gets all the coaches that can't make it anywhere else and you wish Boise State had the same misfortune. Deep down you just wish Boise State would find a coach that doesn't beat the snot out of your team on a regular basis... or could that "rivalry" be dead now? I wonder

Win win

win............................

I'm surprised...

chances like Stanford don't come around very often. I guess Coach Pete likes to be a "big fish" in a small pond. Look for the Bronco's to have another successful season next year!

Yes another successful

Yes another successful season.

YES! (successful FAIL!)

"We got Roses, yes we do,... We got Roses, Boise BLEW!"

Fake Frog Boy, is Really a vandul

Are you still trying to pass yourself off a TCU fans? When you started logging on, you showed you didn't know anything about the TCU Horned Frogs. With the hate that you spew, it was apparent that you were a gutless vandul. Funny how TCU and BSU have only played each other twice, with each team pulling out one win. So where does the venom come from, with only two game each, both teams respect each other, I don’t hear BSU fans saying anything bad about TCU, just no rivalry, etc. You sound just like someone from an in-state rivalry, oh yea vanduls...

Grow a backbone, no matter how bad the vanduls are stand up and support them, be a man. They might suck, but they desirve your support.

PS. How's that AD Robbie Spears working out for you?

If you did your research

you would know that Stanford is not that great a head coaching job. I believe they have only had 8 winning seasons in the last 25 years. Their assistant coaches salaries are some of the lowest in the country. In their history they have never come close to getting a two-time coach of the year (granted Walsh come back for three years and a 17-17 record)

Truth is, BSU is a better job than Stanford.

Yes another successful

Yes another successful season.

YES! (successful FAIL!)

"We got Roses, yes we do,... We got Roses, Boise BLEW!"

Yes another successful

Yes another successful season.

Yes, YES!!! (successful BIG TIME FAIL!)

"We got Roses, yes we do,... We got Roses, Boise BLEW!"

vandul frogboy

hey vandul, get that spine yet.

PS. How's that AD Robbie Spears working out for you?

Coach Pete is a Big Fish

in an even bigger pond. He has his priorities straight and knows what's important in life. The picture of integrity!

Cre8Harmony

Jealousy is very unbecoming of you.

Bowling

BSU is hedging it's bets against the BCS demigods...

They've hired the Prince of Pease.