BOISE, Idaho - Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen is in the running for another national coach of the year award. The Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award Foundation announced the addition of Petersen to the Dodd Trophy watch list for 2007.
Petersen is now in the running for three national coach of the year awards. Last week he was named to the Paul “Bear” Bryant Watch List, as well as being named one of 15 semi-finalists for the George Munger Award.
Petersen, who boasts a 22-1 career record, is the reigning Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year, which he won after last season’s 13-0 perfect record that included a win over Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. He was also a semi-finalist for the George Munger Award last season.
Petersen has guided Boise State to a 9-1 record this season and a top 20 ranking in the BCS Standings, the Associated Press, USA Today Coaches and Harris polls. The Broncos have won their last eight games.
The winner of this year’s Dodd Trophy will be announced during haltime of the Chick-Fil-A Bowl which will be telecast on December 31, 2007, on ESPN.