…courtesy of Cole Peterson!

Left: Ben poses with Cole and his brother Austin Peterson during his days at Miami. Right: Ben gets some serious quarterbacking advice from Cole during practice.

Cole Peterson’s father, John, is the offensive line coach at the University of Pittsburgh, but from 1999 to 2003, he was the offensive line coach and run-game coordinator for the RedHawks.

Cole and his buddy Tanner Montgomery were big fans of Big Ben even back then.

Cole said that Ben always had time for him and Tanner, and would help their dads out by babysitting too, “He’s the best” said Cole.

Tanner’s father, Shane, was the offensive coordinator at Miami University from 2001 to 2005 before becoming the RedHawks 32nd head football coach, succeeding Terry Hoeppner, from 2005 to 2008. He is now the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Youngstown State University.

Cole & Tanner are becoming regular contributors to our Throwback Thursday feature: from Cole & Tanner in February and Tanner’s from last year.