Ex-Ducks coach Bellotti says no contact with Stanford

January 9, 2011, 8:56 pm
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti says Stanford has not reached out to him about its coaching vacancy and he hasn't tried to contact Cardinal officials.

Bellotti is now working as an analyst for ESPN and will be part of the coverage for the BCS championship game Monday between No. 1 Auburn and No. 2 Oregon.

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He told reporters on Sunday that if he was at Stanford, he would go after Boise State coach Chris Petersen.

Speculation has been that Stanford might pursue Petersen, who was a former assistant under Bellotti at Oregon.

Bellotti coached at Oregon for 14 years before resigning after the 2008 season and hiring Chip Kelly as his successor. He says he'd be interested in coaching again.

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