Chris Petersen met for the final time with the Boise State team and coaches Friday and will not coach the Broncos in a bowl game later this month. Officials named assistant Bob Gregory interim coach.
Gregory, a Gonzaga Prep and Washington State alum, is in his fifth season on staff and has coached linebackers the last three years.
Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle announced Friday the start of a national search for a replacement.
One of his candidates could be Huskies defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, who was in charge of the Broncos defense for three years under Petersen. There’s been chatter about Wilcox following Steve Sarkisian to USC, providing the Trojans pay the $1 million buyout in Wilcox’s contract.
Boise native and Arkansas State coach Bryan Harsin is another potential option.