By: Elizabeth Allen
Navy Recruiting District Portland
Public Affairs Officer
BOISE, Idaho -- Chris Petersen, head coach of
He gets to soar in an F/A-18 Hornet a high-performance, ejection seat-equipped strike/fighter aircraft. The flight may sustain high G-forces and high-speed aerobatic maneuvering.
The adventure is part of the 2008 Air Magic Valley Air Show in
“This is such a unique opportunity to do something that is really out of the every day realm for me,” said Petersen, “It truly is an once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly with the greatest pilots in the world and I’m really looking forward to the experience and being a Blue Angel for even one day.”
In the history of college football, only one coach since 1900 has won 13 games in his first season at the helm of a Division I football team. That coach is Chris Petersen.
Petersen, during his first season at the helm of the Bronco program, led
Petersen also became the first
The award was only one of a number of honors Petersen received. He was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, a semifinalist for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award and was the Region 4 Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.
The perfect season ended with