Petersen Being Told No As A Player Is How UW Got Top State Lineman
"I've never had anxiety on this day," Chris Petersen says. That's because Washington's new coach is sure of himself. Sure of his assistants. Sure of his proven, winning program. And very sure of the "OKGs" that have fully dedicated themselves to Petersen, and thus to Husky football.
Petersen Inks First Class As Husky Head Coach
Two former Husky captains will take the field Saturday for the 84th annual East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jordan Paopao is the lone UW coaching holdover on Chris Petersen's staff. Every other assistant has worked under Petersen for at least two years.
Washington is ranked 25th in the final Associated Press poll, marking the first time since 2001 that the Huskies have finished the season among the top 25.
No. 17 leaves UW No. 1 in 11 different passing categories. He's the first in his family to earn a degree. The Seattle elementary school at which he interned thinks "his heart is amazing." Simply put, he was one of the best Husky quarterbacks ever.
Petersen's 1st UW Staff Full Of Experience
Bishop Sankey runs for two touchdowns, Keith Price completes 17 of 22 passes in his final UW game, and interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo gets the Huskies their ninth win in a triumphant, inspired cameo as head man.
After a tumultuous month with a coaching change and uncertainty, UW (8-4) gets back on the field for the first time since winning the Apple Cup Nov. 29. Kickoff Friday in the Fight Hunger Bowl against Brigham Young (8-4) is at 6:30 p.m. (ESPN).
Keith Price had just finished a shift on a sandwich-making assembly line. Washington's senior quarterback stepped away from a table piled high with food for the hungry and flashed his trademark smile.
From QB To Coach: Tui Is A Natural