Washington quarterback Jacob Eason says he will skip his final year of college and enter the NFL draft. Eason started 13 games for UW last season after beginning his college career at Georgia and transferring following his sophomore season.
Washington has fired offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan after a season during which the Huskies’ offense failed to meet expectations.
In his first few moments as the no-longer-defensive coordinator and now-official head coach of Washington, Jimmy Lake was looking for people to hug.
UW’s defense certainly did that in the first half on Saturday, and the Huskies held on to send Chris Petersen out with a 38-7 win over his former team in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Chris Petersen brought Boise State into the national consciousness with trick plays and toughness. He returned Washington to the top of the Pac-12 with his kind of guys.
Chris Petersen was in a rather playful mood Friday, the day before his final game as the University of Washington’s football coach. In fact, it may be his final game ever as a coach, but Petersen is still sorting out his future, not quite three weeks since his stunning decision to resign.
That ranking, regardless of what the coach-in-waiting may say, had to be a beautiful sight for Huskies fans. To see 247Sports dub Washington’s recruiting class as the 14th-best in the country must have been as sweet as it was satisfying.
But the prize – at least, from the perspective of outside recruiting sites – is five-star Kennedy Catholic outside linebacker Sav’ell Smalls, who committed to Washington in September after previously eliminating his home state school.
Bishop Sankey earned MVP honors in a game he didn’t win. In the seven years since, the ex-Husky running back has also earned a degree, as well as an opportunity to keep his football career alive.
Five Washington Huskies – left tackle Trey Adams, center Nick Harris, tight end Hunter Bryant, nickelback Elijah Molden and defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike – were named to the All-Pac-12 first team, the conference announced on Tuesday.
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.