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When Chris Petersen stepped down as Husky football coach in December, he expressed the desire to recharge, regain some balance in his life and reacquire the passion he felt had waned.
Records obtained from a December 2018 UW visit by nine football players offer a glimpse of what a recruiting trip can look like for touted high-school athletes. Nationwide, recruiting budgets have swelled around college football. Under then-coach Chris Petersen, the Huskies were an exception.
In Olympia, news of Mike Leach’s departure from Washington State University broke as legislative leaders were discussing issues for the upcoming session.
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.
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.
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.”
Eastern Washington fans and Spokanites who have no genuine rooting interest in the Pac-12 Conference may soon find themselves pulling for the purple-tinted team located on the shores of Lake Washington.
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’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.
The Washington Huskies have a depth problem in the middle of their defense.
The Seattle Times reported on Aug. 31 that Ty Jones — a 6-foot-4, 213-pound junior wide receiver — would likely miss the majority of the 2019 season with a dislocated lunate bone and torn ligaments in his right wrist. Indeed, the Provo, Utah, product has not appeared in Washington’s first seven games this season, though head coach Chris Petersen said he has been practicing fully for several weeks.
At least for now. The Huskies will head into their vital showdown with Oregon on Saturday believing – with evidence to back it up this time – that they can indeed be a fully-functioning offense.
Washington’s young team gets its first exposure to a hostile road environment today on Saturday at BYU after opening the season with three consecutive games at home.
Washington coach Chris Petersen didn’t see any glaring issues with his team after a bizarre game against California that was delayed 2 hours, 39 minutes, because of lightning
They like a high bar on Montlake. A national championship and 14 Rose Bowls have helped set it.
Within a couple of days, No. 13 Washington went from having a tight competition for the starting quarterback job to being thin at the position.
Washington coach Chris Petersen announced Eason would be the starter for the opener against Eastern Washington next week, but indicated Haener would play.