College Coaching Rumors: Chris Peterson Still in the Mix at UVA?

Dumont WalkerSenior Analyst IDecember 3, 2009

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 3:  Kellen Moore #11 of Boise State throws a pass against the Oregon Ducks in first quarter of the game on September 3, 2009 at Broncos Stadium in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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We brought this story to you just over a week ago and it caught like wildfire for a brief moment. The rumor was that University of Virginia officials had reached out to and made contact with Boise State head coach Chris Peterson.

After some talks it appeared the rumor was false. Chris Peterson compared the UVA rumor to similar rumors that put him at Mississippi State. Rumors which were obviously proved to be false.

However, this morning, the Chris Peterson to UVA rumor reared it's head once again. For the second time in a week, Mac McDonald, the former UVA play-by-play man, announced on his radio show that a deal was in place between Chris Peterson and the University of Virginia.

This comes on the heels of McDonald announcing that a deal was already in place between the two parties. While many have discredited Mac McDonald for being erroneous in the past, perhaps there is a bit of life to this rumor. As the University of Virginia continues it's search for a new head coach, one can only assume this rumor will continue to grow.