Daybreak 2

Petersen Era Set To Begin At Washington

Chris Petersen was finally persuaded by his gut. For years, Petersen was perfectly content. Yet something about Washington - the facilities, the setting, the conference, the history - all combined to finally give Petersen the feeling he needed to make a move. So gone was the comfort of being at Boise State. And accepted was the task of accelerating Washington's rise. Steve Sarkisian rebuilt the foundation of the Huskies program, inheriting a winless team and returning it to respectability. Washington won nine games last season for the first time since 2000, but remained stuck behind Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North. Petersen's job is figuring out a way to leap over the Cardinal and Ducks. SEATTLE (AP) – August 12, 2014