Chris Petersen leaves Boise for Huskies


By Ngozi Ekeledo

Boise, ID ( KMVT - TV / KTWT - TV ) Boise State's Chris Petersen was named the Washington head coach Friday.

The Huskies athletic department released a statement shortly after the story broke on ESPN announcing Petersen's hire.

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported Thursday that Petersen was set to interview for the position on Friday. The Huskies interviewed Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeir Thursday morning.

It was later reported by ESPN sources that Petersen met with Huskies athletic director Scott Woodward and senior associate AD Jennifer Cohen Thursday evening in Boise to close terms on an agreement.

Boise State president Bob Kustra released a statement Friday about Petersen.

"I know Bronco Nation joins me in thanking Chris Petersen for all he did to advance Boise State's football program over the past 13 years," Kustra said. "He is not only a great coach but a great person and an asset to the community. We were lucky to have him at Boise State, and Washington is lucky to get him."

Petersen was the Broncos head coach for eight seasons and during his time recorded a 92-12 record, including five conference titles and two BCS wins.

The Broncos named Bob Gregory as interim coach.

We will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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