In an unexpected move, Washington head coach Chris Petersen will step down following the Huskies' bowl game.
Just 55 years old, Petersen went 54-26 in six seasons in Seattle, winning the Pac-12 twice, making three New Years Six games, and appearing in the 2016 College Football Playoff. The Huskies finished this season just 7-5 after winning the Apple Cup over Washington State for the sixth straight year. The win guaranteed Petersen would never finish a season with a losing record.
He became one of the biggest names in the sport while at Boise State, where he went 92-12 in seven seasons, including an iconic Fiesta Bowl upset over Oklahoma.
Defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake will become the Huskies' next head coach.