No Boise State football player or coach has ever won a national award. The Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award will be presented this Thursday. Bronco Head Coach Chris Petersen is one of five finalists for the annual award.
State Head Football Coach Chris Petersen is one of five finalists for the 2006
Paul Bear Bryant Football Coach of the Year Award. Petersen guided his Broncos to a perfect 13-0
record this season, including a historic 43-42 win in overtime over Oklahoma in the
Fiesta Bowl. Petersen became only the
second coach in the modern era (Miami of Florida's Larry Coker is the other) to
finish his rookie season undefeated and the only rookie coach to finish with 13
wins. The Bear Bryant Award is presented
annually following voting by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters
Association (NSSA). The winner will be named
live at an award dinner benefiting the American Heart Association on Thursday at
the Hilton Americas Hotel in downtown Houston.
for the Bear Bryant Award in alphabetical order, are:
Bret Bielema, University of Wisconsin; Lloyd
Carr, University of Michigan; Chris
Peterson, Boise State University; Greg Schiano, Rutgers, and Bob Stoops,
Grobe of Wake Forest has already
won Coach of the Year awards from both the Associated Press and Liberty
was named the Home Depot/ESPN Coach of the Year.