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At the end of every season, there is speculation that head coach Chris Petersen is eyeing other offers. There is absolutely no guarantee that "Coach Pete" will leave Boise State for other fields of play, but history shows that Bronco head coaches that depart have struggled elsewhere.
You can reference some of the more recent Bronco coaches: Dan Hawkins and Dirk Koetter. Houston Nutt did marginally well at Arkansas, but coaching in the SEC is a hard task to begin with.
Petersen, purportedly the highest paid state worker in Idaho, may be a hard one to lure away, but his coaching staff has certainly not been.
Brent Pease, the 2011 offensive coordinator, is at Florida in a similar position, and all he did was help Florida to a No. 3 spot in the BCS standings. He didn’t exactly transform the Gators into an offensive dynamo, but Florida was good enough to win many key games.
Boise State actually ranks well ahead of Florida in total offense; Florida sits at No. 102 in the NCAA stats while the Broncos are at No. 77.
If there is one coach on Petersen’s staff that may be lured away, it is defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski. He is an alum of Boise State, and it was only his second year as defensive coordinator, but he did an outstanding job of turning a Bronco defense that lost nine starters into the No. 9 ranked team in total defense in the country.
The Broncos were also No. 3 in the nation in turnovers gained.
"Coach K" has had success at Boise State as well as when he was at Montana State. He does have strong ties to Boise State, but if (as the saying goes) “offense sells tickets and defense wins game,” then Kwiatkowski has to be on a few lists for coach vacancies.