|Boise St.'s Peterson not interested in Miss. St.|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 05 December 2008 17:17|
Peterson denied interest in the opening left by Sylvester Croom's resignation last Saturday. Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne and Peterson are longtime friends.
``I have a lot of respect for director of athletics Greg Byrne and the Mississippi State athletic program, but I am not taking the head coaching position at Mississippi State,'' Peterson said. ``Mississippi State has not offered me the head coaching position. I normally do not comment on coaching positions at other schools, but felt I needed to do so in this situation.''
Croom, the Southeastern Conference's first black head coach, resigned last Saturday after going 21-38 in five seasons.
Peterson led the No. 9 Broncos (12-0) to an undefeated season and the cusp of another BCS bowl appearance, though it appears Boise State will play in the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise if snubbed for an at-large berth.
``We are very happy here at Boise State and look forward to our upcoming bowl game later this month,'' Peterson said.