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Chris Petersen to Step Down as Washington HC; Jimmy Lake Named as Replacement

Chris Petersen announced Monday he will step down as head football coach for the Washington Huskies after six years with the program.

Defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake will take over as the team's next head coach after the bowl game.

"I'll be a Husky for life, but now is the right time for me to step away from my head coaching duties and recharge," Petersen said in a statement.

The 55-year-old will serve in a leadership advisory role within Washington's athletic department.

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