Huff to join Petersen's Washington staff

Posted at 9:58 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 00:01:35-05

Former Boise State Head Coach Chris Petersen is bringing another former Bronco to Coach Football to Coach at the University of Washington.

This time on the offensive line with Boise State’s Co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Scott Huff.

Huff was the longest-tenured assistant on the Broncos coaching staff he coached in the city of trees for 11 years.

Huff also suited it up for the Broncos in 1998-2002.  He will replace Chris Strausser who left the Huskies for the NFL to coach the Denver Broncos as an assistant line coach.

Huff commented on taking the position in Seattle.

“As a former player, then having the privilege to coach at my alma mater, I can’t thank Bronco Nation enough for the support throughout the years. Although I am excited about this new opportunity, I will sincerely miss the players, coaches, administration and fans that have made Boise State such a special place for myself and my family,” said, Scott Huff.

With Huff making the decision to head off to the University of Washington it puts Head Coach Bryan Harsin a bind to find a replacement with Spring ball set to start this coming Monday.

Harsin might not have to look too far for a replacement, as grad assistant Nate Potter is already on staff.

Potter played for Boise State and the NFL as an offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals.  His experience could land him the permanent gig or he could fill it on an interim basis.

The Broncos will also need help on the offensive line itself heading into next season as the team is looking to replace three All-Mountain West offensive lineman from last year's squad.

Harsin had this to say about the departure of Scott Huff.

“We want to wish Coach Huff the best of luck as he makes this move to Washington. There are few that have been as loyal to the Boise State program as Scott Huff, both as a player and coach. Beyond his coaching acumen, his ability to build relationships with his players and develop them on and off the field is what makes him special.”