Forget Petersen?

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Seems we can knock Boise State’s Chris Petersen from the top of the list of likely candidates for MSU’s football coaching position. You’ve already seen the story I linked up from the Idaho Statesman – if you didn’t see it, here it is again – and I’ve also talked with someone from up that way who knows what’s up.

That person said Petersen is quite happy being out West and, if he were to move on, it wouldn’t be in this direction. Apparently he’s had his fill of things on this side of the Mississippi River. He once coached at Pittsburgh and turned down a Syracuse post after first accepting it.

It’s true that he and Greg Byrne go way back, to when both were at Oregon. But I don’t think any coach would make such a big move based solely on a friendship, nor do I think would Byrne use that link as anything more than an initial avenue of communication.

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27 Responses to “Forget Petersen?”

  1. mytwogirlsblog Says:

    Thanks, it is Petersen, btw!

  2. deaddawg1 Says:

    Saban said no to Bama several times but Mal Moore was persistant. Look who’s at Bama.

  3. claytaylor32 Says:

    Man I hope Byrne can use his friendship to get him here. I’d use the fact that bought him lunch once if I thought it would work. We need that guy but I wouldn’t blame him if he stayed put.

  4. db33 Says:

    Exactly, I don’t think we’re going to hear any coach openly campaign for the job. We’ll hear rumors, then one day we’ll hear a press conf. has been called, and that will be it. These coaches are going to have no comment or outright deny because they have current jobs to maintain.

  5. Brad Locke Says:

    Good catch, mytwo. Thanks.

  6. carwwest Says:

    yeah i think he is a long shot but the fact that byrne is going after people like him makes me think he is gonig to get someone good…you heard anymore to the dooley and bowden thing, BL??

  7. dawgface52 Says:

    Yeah you never know for sure but it doesn’t seem likely he would leave the west for Mississippi. Hopefully we can get a good offensive mind.

  8. tebmsu97 Says:

    While I am sure Saban said no several times in public, I doubt the AD at Bama kept asking over and over again until Saban caved in. Maybe had to tweak the deal a bit, but I doubt we have the same wiggle room as Bama to sweeten the pot.

    I don’t know enough coaching names to have my own list, but I am much more excited by who we have making the choice now than last time around.

  9. boonhoggenbeck Says:

    If Petersen is truly Byrne’s “friend”, then we’d be going against our maxim about Croom hiring McCorvey if Petersen was hired. You can’t have it both ways. Never hire your “friends” for important jobs. I’d like to think that Byrne is simply using Petersen as a resource for possible candicates because he respects him.

  10. deaddawg1 Says:

    teb, No doubt about it, negotiation is involved. It starts out, coach, what will it take to make you move? Once You get that you ask, what am I wlling to give? Then negotation begins. I know this is not direct with the candidate, but his agent. If you reach your absolute limit and still no deal, you forget him and move on, but you don’t give up til you reach that limit.

    I agree with you on Byrne

  11. deaddawg1 Says:

    teb, No doubt about it, negotiation is involved. The process starts out, coach, what will it take to make you move? Once You get that you ask, what am I wlling to give? Then negotation begins. I know this is not direct with the candidate, but his agent. If you reach your absolute limit and still no deal, you forget him and move on, but you don’t give up til you reach that limit.

    I agree with you on Byrne

  12. deaddawg1 Says:

    sorry about the double post

  13. maxdawg Says:

    Hey Croom let one of his take him down.

  14. maxdawg Says:

    Croom’s friends that is.

  15. maxdawg Says:

    Hey for 1.7 mil your suppose to do what keeps you that high paying job. I’ve had a lot of people that I worked for that would do it for a lot less.

  16. Brad Locke Says:

    Carw: I’ve talked with a writer down there, and Dooley didn’t even know his name was out there until the writer told him Sunday night. I’m told Dooley is very content in his head coach/AD role there and has expressed no interest in leaving.

  17. carwwest Says:

    good deal, BL….we can do better….thanks for the update…

  18. westbuild123 Says:

    Not to start any rumors, just got a text saying Jimmy Johnson was in Union on campus today. Anyone heard if this is true?

  19. carwwest Says:

    hahahaha thats funny….

  20. westbuild123 Says:

    signing some autographs around 1:30. hmmmm.

  21. Brad Locke Says:

    Jimmy Johnson would never come here. Ever. Pretty sure one of us media folks would’ve picked up on that by now.

  22. maroon1white Says:

    BL, has Byrne been asked if a OC/DC could be on the list or if he’s only looking at HCs? If this has already been asked my bad.

  23. kstorey395 Says:

    If Dooley is planning on staying at LA Tech, you sure wouldn’t know it the way is name is plastered all over the internet.

    I’m not to sold on the idea of hiring a head coach nor a DC. I would much rather see an OC with an offense that will put points on the board.

    I believe we will always play good defense…it’s just the offense that’s so freakin horrible. For the past several years it’s been like watching paint dry…or grass grow…or riding behind the elderly couple that drives 20 mph, but you can’t pass them…just horrible!

  24. kstorey395 Says:

    Hey…What about Sonny Dykes….Arizona’s OC?

  25. kstorey395 Says:

    I’m in the process of doing homework on Dykes, but so far the numbers speak for themselves….the Arizona offense is currently 16th in the nation. Inside the Pac 10, their ranked 3rd in scoring. Just a thought…but its certainly better than 100+.

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  27. mikeychx Says:

    please be kind enough to link to this article

    http://spartyandfriends.com/2008/12/09/petersen-aftermath-an-interview-with-sparty/

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