Pete Thamel from The New York Times was in Glendale throughout last week covering the Fiesta Bowl. He did a Q & A yesterday on the NY Times website so I submitted a question. Join me after the jump to see my question, Pete's answer, and some good perspective on Boise State Football.
Pete, having spent a decent amount of time around Chris Petersen at the Fiesta Bowl, what are your thoughts on him as a coach, a person, and the leader of the Boise State Football program? Thanks.
His response was:
Bradford,After reading Pete's reply I thought, "damn, he's right."
Good question. Coach Pete may be peerless as an offensive coach and at taking calculated risks. On a night when Boise got nothing done offensively, they still won. And that may be the best sign of Petersen as a coach.
As a person, he's much more comfortable in the spotlight than he was a few years back. More poised and polished in front of the media. And he's the best coach Boise could ever want, as he's very happy there and doesn't have wanderlust.
So enjoy this run, Bradford. They don't last forever. Its a total geographic anomaly that there's a national powerhouse in Boise, Idaho. It looks like it will last a while, but it won't last forever. So have fun with it. Coach Pete and co. sure seem to be doing so.
I'm signing off for today. Thanks for all the great questions. Enjoy the title game.
We're extremely lucky for several reasons: having Chris Petersen as our head coach, the fact that he really enjoys Boise, and there is a national football power in BOISE, ID (honestly, who thought that was possible even 5 years ago?).
So, like Pete Thamel said, lets enjoy this run and our wonderful coaching staff because it isn't going to last forever.