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UW hires away Boise State’s Chris Petersen

SEATTLE — The University of Washington named former Boise State coach Chris Petersen as the new head coach of the football program Friday.

The University of Washington confirmed Friday the former Boise State coach will head to Seattle. Petersen met with UW Athletic Director Scott Woodward Thursday night and signed to an agreement on terms.

He will be one of the highest page coaches in the Pac-12, according to reports. He was scheduled to make $2.2 million at Boise State this year.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday to introduce Petersen as the head coach.

Petersen

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The UW also reportedly interviewed Alabama’s offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier for the position.

Petersen will replace former coach Steve Sarkisian, who left the program earlier this week to coach at USC.

The Boise State coach won five conference titles and two BCS games at Boise State in eight years, securing a 92-12 record. However, the team fell to an 8-4 record this season, which included a loss to Washington.

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