UW Snaps Up Boise's Petersen: After Boise State wunderkind coach Chris Petersen allegedly turned down the USC job, the Trojans turned to Washington's Steve Sarkisian. UW responded by taking Petersen after what is described as a short negotiation.
posted by Etrigan to football at 10:16 AM - 5 comments
I did not see that one coming. It makes sense I guess. He likes the Northwest and Washington is a much more forgiving school than USC. I think the Huskies made a good hire.
posted by Mothball at 04:12 PM on December 06
Agreed about the location as well as fans' reaction, Mothball. It's a shame, however, that USC took Sarkisian instead of promoting Orgeron, which opened the Washington job.
posted by jjzucal at 01:45 PM on December 07
I predict that Petersen will be successful at UW. He may wind up dominating a few programs in the conference, such as OSU and WSU. He needs to set his conference schedule accordingly. It should always be Beavers first, then Wazzu. Never the other way around.
posted by beaverboard at 02:43 PM on December 07
The Apple Cup is always the final game of the regular season for UW and WSU. That should make it easy to keep scheduled.
Agree with jjzucal about Orgeron. I've never really been sold on Sark though. Guess I'll find out in a few years if I'm an idiot or actually perceptive for once.
posted by Mothball at 10:12 PM on December 07
/I think it was a sexual inuendo.
posted by bender at 01:18 PM on December 08
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