Chris Petersen’s final game as Washington’s head football coach is set.
The call came on Saturday afternoon, sometime in the middle of Auburn-Alabama if Jimmy Lake recalls correctly.
The University of Washington’s head football coach had decided to step down after six years “two or three days before we played Washington State.”
Chris Petersen’s sixth season as Washington’s head football coach will also be his last
Steven Montez threw for a touchdown and led a long final drive from the shadow of his own end zone to run out the clock as Colorado beat Washington 20-14
Colorado senior quarterback Steven Montez needs one touchdown throw Saturday against Washington to break the school record but he’s focused on something else.
It did not matter in the end that Washington had a tough game throwing the ball against Oregon State, because the defense and the running game were good enough to lead the Huskies to a 19-7 win.
It would be wise for Washington football fans to root for Oregon and Utah. And, no, the above sentence is not an oxymoron, a prank or a practical joke.
Nine months from today, Jacob Eason will likely be in an NFL training camp as a newly minted millionaire. With that platinum arm, the Huskies quarterback will probably be competing for a starting job as he bruises wide receivers’ hands.
It’s not that on-field success doesn’t matter, per se; that’d be an oversimplification. But this class’ belief in the stability of UW’s program pulverizes any enduring doubt.
It was a disaster waiting to happen, one that would have been the most devastating blow in a season that has seen the Huskies’ hopes and dreams slip away, one by one.
On Friday, that defense held Oregon State — which ripped off 56 points and 572 total yards against Arizona the week before — to 115 total yards and forced nine punts.