The Idaho Statesman is all over the UCLA opening, and seems to expect Peterson to be interested. But so far Peterson is not saying a thing.Boise State football coach Chris Petersen said Monday he is not interested in going to UCLA.
He also disputed a report in Monday's Los Angeles Times saying that the Bruins had contacted Petersen about their job, which became open when the school fired Karl Dorrell on Monday. The newspaper also indicated that Petersen was the Bruins' top choice.
"I'm not interested in that place," Petersen said. "... I've talked to nobody through the grapevine, (or) this guy talked to that guy. It's totally not true."
One school has contacted Petersen about a job opportunity, he said. He would not name the school.
"I wasn't interested," he said.
I don't know. I guess you never can tell what a coach is going to do, but that is pretty strong language in my opinion. "I am not interested in that place." -- How do you explain that later if you take the job?
Peterson also makes the classic, "it's that time of the year argument.""There's nothing out there that I'm excited about," he said. "I'm excited about Boise State. I think that's just kind of how it is this time of year. Everybody loves the rumor game and everybody loves making assumptions that 99 percent of the time aren't true."