Boise State has an excellent head football coach, and those in the college football world realize that. However, what many don't know and can't seem to figure out is what makes him tick.
Year after year coach Chris Petersen coaches his team to double-digit win totals. He has also led his team to several conference championships, and many of his former players now play on Sundays. He is 84-8 since taking over as head coach for the Broncos in 2006, and he has won five of seven bowl games, which includes two Fiesta Bowl victories.
Yet, coach Petersen defies some critics and continues to stay in Boise when so many other excellent coaching jobs are available to him. Yet, Boise isn't all that surprised.
If Chris Petersen is anything, he is a man of his word. People in Boise trust him, but even more important—his players do as well.
In a day and age of superstars, loud opinions, saying one thing and doing another, coach Petersen stands out. He seems to be a modest, humble and very intelligent man who keeps his word and cares for others.
It is those qualities along with others that make him a successful coach, motivator and recruiter. With that in mind, let's look at what might be coach Pete's best recruiting pitch.