Shocking news coming out of Washington as head coach Chris Petersen will be stepping down as head coach of the Huskies.
Petersen has a 146-38 career record between stops at Boise State (92-12) and Washington (54-26). That .793 winning percentage is the second-highest among FBS coaches with at least 100 wins. The only FBS coach with at least 100 wins and a winning percentage above .800 is Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, who is 128-30 (.810). The Huskies released a statement on coach Peterson stepping down:
"It has been a privilege and a professional dream fulfilled to be part of this world-class institution. I will forever be grateful, honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to coach our fine young men on Montlake for these past six seasons. I thank each of them, as well as our coaches and administrative staff for the incredible commitment they've made to Husky football during my tenure. The football program and Husky Athletics across the board will continue to prosper — and do it the right way — with Jen Cohen's leadership and the University administration's commitment to excellence. 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."
Petersen will finish out the year as Washington's coach and will step down after the team's bowl game that will be announced soon.