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Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen. (Getty Images)

Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen. (Getty Images)

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chris Petersen said Monday that he wants to continue his highly successful run at Boise State.

The Broncos coach squelched chatter linking him to the opening at Stanford, indicating that he had no interest in other jobs. The Cardinal are looking for a coach after Jim Harbaugh took over the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers last week.

Petersen also filled two openings on his staff Monday, including bringing back Brent Pease to coordinate the Broncos’ high-scoring offense. Last month, Pease accepted the same job at Indiana, but was lured back after former Broncos offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin moved on to Texas.

Petersen also said Robert Prince will return to coach wide receivers and serve as passing game coordinator.

“I can’t express enough how happy we are to have two outstanding coaches back on our staff,” Petersen said in a release.

Petersen is one of the nation’s most successful coaches over the last five years, building the Broncos into a perennial top-10 team and compiling a 61-5 record during that span.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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