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Chris Petersen leaves Boise State for Washington

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After all the other schools that called over the years and were sent away, it was Washington that finally hooked Chris Petersen.

Petersen will be the Huskies’ football coach, making the decision to leave Boise State after eight seasons as the Broncos’ head coach.

Petersen was offered the job on Thursday night during a meeting with Washington athletic director Scott Woodward in Boise. After a night of sleep, Petersen called Friday morning to accept the position before meeting with his Boise State team.

He’s leaving after an unprecedented run of success at Boise: five conference titles, 92 victories, two Fiesta Bowl wins, and credit for putting the Broncos on a national stage for more than just its blue turf field and trick plays.

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