BOISE, Idaho Boise State University head football coach Chris Petersen continues to be recognized for his success guiding the Bronco football program as he was named a finalist for the 2008 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award.
Today’s announcement by the Football Writers Association of American marks the third time this year Petersen has been named a finalist for a coach of the year award.
In November he was named to the final watch list of the Paul “Bear” Bryant College Coach of the Year award, an award he won in 2006 when Boise State finished the season undefeated at 13-0. Last week he was named a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award.
Petersen is in his third year directing the Boise State football program. His overall record is 35-3 and this year he captured his second Western Athletic Conference Championship in the last three years.
Joining Petersen as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson award are Mack Brown from Texas, USC’s Pete Carroll, Texas Tech’s Mike Leach, Urban Meyer of Florida, Penn State’s Joe Paterno, Alabama’s Nick Saban, Bob Stoops from Oklahoma and Utah’s Kyle Whittingham.
The winner will be announced on Jan. 6 in Miami by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and presented in conjunction with the FedEx BCS Championship Game.