Highly sought after Boise State head coach Chris Petersen is reportedly not interested in the vacant Penn State head coaching position, according to The Patriot-News.
Petersen, 47, is considered one of the hottest coaching prospects in college football. In six years as the head coach at Boise State he has led his team to a 71-6 overall record and a 2-0 record in BCS Bowls. He is the first and only two-time winner of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award, given to the NCAA’s best college football coach.
Penn State is looking to fill their head coaching position for the first time since 1965 after longtime head coach Joe Paterno was fired due to the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal. Paterno became college football’s all-time winningest coach while at Penn State, posting a record of 409-136-3. Tom Bradley has served as the interim Nittany Lions head coach since Paterno's firing.