Chris Peterson-Headcoach, Boise State
Pros: They just keep on winning and scoring, Peterson is 73-6 at Boise State. Adept at West Coast DITR recruiting. Multiple Coach of the Year awards, BCS Bowl wins, multiple wins against BCS schools in high profile games. Boise State isn't all offensive fire power either, they've shown they can play with seemingly more physical AQ conference teams. BSU 35 Georgia 21, BSU 56 Arizona State 24, BSU 33 Virginia Tech 30, BSU 19 Oregon 8, BSU 37 Oregon 32.
Cons: Very few, outside of Boise's lack of week in-week out BCS competition.
Why K-State: Boise State may never get the call, and the college football playoff system may render it completely impossible for Boise State to raise the crystal football.
Why no K-State: Peterson has spurned all inquiries to date and has built himself quite a little empire in Boise. For some coaches, that's good enough. Geographically Boise has intrigue that Kansas doesn't, making it appealing to fringe Pac-12 recruits.
Finally: It all probably hinges on whether Boise ever gets an AQ conference invite.