March 18, 2010

Coach Petersen 2010

Boise State University's 2010 Football team hopes for its first "top five" preseason ranking this fall. Can the Broncos repeat another undefeated season with a big Bowl game win at the end? Head coach Chris Petersen is the man to ask, and viewers will find out what he thinks on this Festival special. Joan Cartan-Hansen hosts.

Earlier this year Petersen won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for the second time in four years. The annual honor is the top college coach of the year. During the show, Petersen discusses his coaching philosophy, some of the reasons for the Broncos' rise among college football's elite programs, and the likelihood of his taking another coaching job someday.

The 2009 Broncos finished a 14-0 season with a 17-10 win over previously unbeaten TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Boise State went undefeated through the regular season for the third time in Petersen's four years.

Petersen also won the Bryant award in 2006, after the Broncos completed another perfect season with a 43-42 win over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The Broncos are 49-4 under Petersen in his four years at the helm at BSU, including a 31-1 record in the Western Athletic Conference. Petersen is the first two-time winner of the award, given since 1986.