Washington pays tribute to Chris Petersen following his final game as head coach of the Huskies with incredible video
After 81 games, the Chris Petersen era at Washington has come to a close.
The Huskies sent their coach out in style over the weekend, beating No. 19 Boise State 38-7 in the Las Vegas Bowl for the final win of the Petersen era in Washington. If you missed the news, defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake will be taking over the Washington football program after Petersen decided to step down from his head coaching position leading up to the Las Vegas Bowl.
Petersen finishes with a 55-26 record with the Huskies and a 147-38 overall record after 14 combined seasons at Boise State and Washington.
Following his team’s dominant performance in the Las Vegas Bowl, Petersen issued the following statement on Twitter:
“Husky Nation, thank you for the last six years! It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of this awesome University and football program. You’re the best in the country and I appreciate your love and support! Thank you, thank you very much!”
With his tenure as the head coach at Washington now over, the school found an incredible way to pay tribute to Petersen with the following video.
You changed this program. You changed this university. You changed college football.#ThankYouCP pic.twitter.com/y2MF6lhOmY
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) December 22, 2019