Boise St. head football coach Chris Petersen has decided to stay at the school, after receiving overtures from Stanford. Andrea Adelson, of has the story, below.

Head coach Chris Petersen (L) and quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos hold up a trophy as they celebrate their 26-3 victory over the Utah Utes in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Chris Petersen has opted to stay at Boise State, spurning a reported overture from Stanford.

"I'm really happy to be in the position I've been the last five years," said Petersen. "I think [Stanford] is a very special place. I just thought it was worth having a conversation about, but that's about as far as it went."

In a statement released Monday, Peterson said he would "continue directing the football program." He also announced the hiring of Brent Pease as offensive coordinator and Robert Prince as receivers coach and pass game coordinator.