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Chris Petersen steps down after six seasons as Washington coach


In a stunning announcement, the Washington coach Chris Petersen will step down following the team’s bowl game and will assume “a leadership advisory role for Husky Athletics.”

Petersen coached the team for six seasons and led the Huskies to a pair of Pac-12 titles in 2016 and 2018, reaching the College Football Playoff in 2016. His 39 victories between the 2015 and 2018 seasons were most ever in school history during a four-year stretch.

That mark will be exceeded, if Washington wins its bowl game, which would give the team 40 victories from 2016-19.