The following chart plots Boise St’s SRS over time.
We have historical SRS data thanks to MetricsSuperiorityGuy who compiled it in a mega-sized excel file.
From 2006 to 2013, Petersen’s tenure, Boise St was #11 in SRS. In the preceding 8 years Boise St came in at #42. Dan Hawkins, who preceded Pete coached only 5 years. His tenure ranked #31. The 5 years before him came in at #86. That is quite an improvement. Chris Petersen came in at #8 for his first 5 years. (Hawkins was #31 in his 5-year tenure). Note that Petersen was the offensive coordinator during Hawkins tenure.