What Makes Chris Petersen Tick?

Boise State's Chris Petersen says he is a coach because he loves to teach. And Petersen is doing both with great success.

In his eighth season with the Broncos, Petersen has a record of 86-9 with five conference championships and two Fiesta Bowl victories.

Petersen says coaching is like teaching, with an extreme competitive element thrown into the mix.

He also enjoys coaching because he gets to work with kids who are still developing, pointing to the fact Boise State's program also contains a life skills element.

The Broncos face 25th ranked Fresno State Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.