Did anything eventful happen yesterday? Let’s get straight to it.
Chris Petersen Dots
- The official press release announcing the news yesterday for those who only saw it via other sources.
Petersen will coach the bowl game and then transition into a "leadership advisory role" in the athletic department. He said in a statement: "I’ll be a Husky for life, but now is the right time for me to step away from my head coaching duties, and recharge."— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) December 2, 2019
- Larry Stone at the Seattle Times writes that there were hints along the way that should’ve alerted us to the possibility.
- Mike Vorel at the ST spoke to a number of current and former players to get their viewpoints on Chris Petersen’s departure.
- Jon Wilner on Chris Petersen’s Legacy
- The Tacoma News Tribune looks at what the coaching change could mean for UW’s top-20 recruiting class by talking with 247’s Brandon Huffman.
- Dawgman reached out to as many recruits as possible to find out where they stand in their commitments now that Jimmy Lake has taken over.
- Christian Caple of The Athletic asks the 4 biggest questions facing us after yesterday’s shocking news.
- He also writes that patience certainly paid off for new Husky head man Jimmy Lake.
- Bruce Feldman talks to Cal DB coach Gerald Alexander and the impact that Lake had on him as a coach.
- The Athletic’s Pac-12 Roundtable opened up with each writer’s thoughts on the Coach Pete news.
- Pete Thamel of Yahoo tries to answer the question of why Pete is walking away.
Jimmy Lake getting 5-year contract, beginning with annual guaranteed compensation of $3 million, as Chris Petersen's successor as Washington's football head coach, per MOU from school.— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) December 2, 2019
Other Football Dots
- Stewart Mandel projects the Huskies to wind up in the Holiday Bowl against Iowa
- 2021 LB Easton Mascarenas became the first player to earn a UW offer post-Chris Petersen resignation and talks about what it means to him with Dawgman’s Scott Eklund.
- Eklund also has a new recruiting blog for members with updates on the WR commits following yesterday’s news.
Huskies on PFF All-Pac-12 Teams:— UW Dawg Pound (@UWonSBN) December 3, 2019
1st- N. Harris, E. Molden
2nd- H. Bryant, J. Kirkland, Levi O, T. McDuffie, M. Bryant, A. Fuller (PR)
3rd- S. Ahmed, A. Fuller (WR), J. Hilbers, R. Bowman, P. Henry
HM- B. Potoa'e, C. Williamshttps://t.co/0a96K2PzJd
Below is the defensive Team of the Week for Week 14 in the Pac-12! pic.twitter.com/o6sqNY2kGv— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 2, 2019
- Yes, Chris Petersen stepped down and there was a MNF Hawks game last night but the Husky men’s basketball team also played a game against South Dakota.
- The new AP Poll also released yesterday and Washington moved up one spot to #22 overall despite not playing a game
11. Michigan State— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 2, 2019
16. Seton Hall
17. Florida State
25. Utah State