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Penn State Coaching Search: Reports Continue To Connect Chris Petersen To Nittany Lions

Boise State coach Chris Petersen's name isn't going away in the Penn State coaching search, at least not yet. A day after the Allentown Morning Call's Mark Wogenrich reported the six year head coach is near the top of the six-person search committee's list, sources closer to Idaho are beginning to suggest a similar story.

Philadelphia Inquirer's Frank Fitzpatrick also reports Petersen is high on Penn State's list and adds this nugget from a source.

"He's the kind of guy who interests them," said the source, who requested anonymity. "I don't know if they've talked with him yet, but I'd be shocked if they didn't look at him thoroughly."

Again, it's hard to look at Petersen's 72-6 mark with the Broncos and not think he'd be an attractive candidate for the Nittany Lions. Add his clean reputation and it quickly becomes apparent that Petersen fits the profile of a coach Penn State would like to chase. He'll likely command a lot, though, and as the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal runs deeper, with new charges filed against the former defensive assistant filed on Wednesday, the amount it'd take to get him to Happy Valley probable just went up a little bit more.

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