(AP) -- The Harris Ranch neighborhood sits about five miles from campus, off a road that continues into the foothills and the popular Lucky Peak reservoir.
This is where Chris Petersen decided to put down roots. Those roots were not just isolated to the area a short drive - or jog for avid runner Petersen - from the blue football field he helped launch into prominence in 13 years as a resident of Boise, Idaho, including eight years as head coach of Boise State.
Petersen's roots spread. He played a key role in building an identity for a school that started out as an upstart little guy trying to take down the behemoths, and then building them into a college football powerhouse.