What more can he do?
Can any other coach boast a better four-year span to open a career than Chris Peterson? His Broncos are 49-4 over that period, and he’s the only coach in college history to win the Bear Bryant Award twice. Coming off a 14-0 season and the Broncos’ seventh WAC title in four years, some see them as among the favorites to win the national championship.
Petersen’s imprint since he moved up from offensive coordinator is measured in numbers. Last year’s team led the nation in points per game (42.3) and fewest sacks allowed (5). When Boise State upset Oklahoma 43-42 in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl — his first year as head coach — who knew that was only an appetizer for better things to come?