Chris Petersen and Brent Pease have been on many staffs together, including a tenure with Boise State, but unfortunately it didn’t work this time around.
In a press release, the University of Washington announced that Pease’s contract wouldn’t be renewed.
Petersen said in a statement after Pease’s firing was announced, “Coach Pease and I have worked together for a long time and I have tremendous respect for him as a person, and as a football coach. However, I have decided that a fresh start with this position group is needed to give our team the best chance of reaching its full potential. I am grateful for his contributions and wish him all the best moving forward.”
Petersen made it evident in this statement that he has high respect for Pease, but feels as if an infusion of a different type of energy on the sideline may be needed for the Huskies to have increased success.
Pease’s talents haven’t translated to successful execution at other universities either. He served as offensive coordinator under former Florida head coach Will Muschamp, and was fired after two seasons.
Pease can now only hope that he finds another coaching job where players “buy-in” to his philosophy.
Pease isn’t the only coaching piece that Washington will lose this season. The Huskies offensive line coach Jeff Choate is expected to take a head coaching job at Montana State (FCS).
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