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Stone: Huskies defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski teaches with sly humor

Washington linebacker Keishawn Bierria uses the word “genius” to describe his defensive coordinator, Pete Kwiatkowski. Cornerback Kevin King drops in a “mastermind.”


Huskies’ fate against Alabama may depend on offensive line

On this, we can all agree: If the No. 4 Washington Huskies are to have any real shot of knocking off No. 1 Alabama in their national semifinal on New …


Washington Huskies proved their point in run to national semifinals

Washington coach Chris Petersen didn’t understand all the attention his team was getting over the summer, and he didn’t want it.


Humor the way for Washington’s Chris Petersen to deal with Alabama

By this point, the best way for Washington coach Chris Petersen to deal with the task of facing Alabama in the national semifinals is through self-deprecation. The more Washington’s coach …


Chris Petersen the playoff rookie among final four coaches

Washington’s Chris Petersen is the rookie among playoff coaches, so he chatted up Alabama’s Nick Saban looking for any advice. Petersen and Saban were joined by Ohio State’s Urban Meyer …


Thiel: Raw talent gives Pac-12-champion Huskies chance to go long way

The play that sealed the Pac-12 Championship Friday night had nothing to do with good coaching or clever scheming or luck.


Washington coach Chris Petersen’s challenge is managing success

The toughest part of coach Chris Petersen’s task is not devising a plan for his fourth-ranked Washington Huskies to beat eighth-ranked Colorado in the Pac-12 Conference championship starting at 6 …


Huskies dominated line of scrimmage in Apple Cup

Want proof of how thoroughly Washington controlled the line of scrimmage in Friday’s 45-17 thrashing of Washington State?


Huskies need resurgence of running game against Arizona State

During Chris Petersen‘s time at Washington, the Huskies’ rushing attack has never struggled as much as it did in


Washington Huskies standout linebacker Azeem Victor likely out for season, but plans to play in 2017

The injury sustained on Saturday by Washington Huskies linebacker Azeem Victory is not as bad as originally believed. But the Huskies still almost certainly must play the rest of the …


Sources: Washington seeks 10-year contract extension with football coach Chris Petersen

The University of Washington is reportedly in negotiations to keep football coach Chris Petersen at the school for another decade.


Huskies remember collapse against Sun Devils last season

The hit from Azeem Victor hardly fazed Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage, who bounced off the would-be tackle, broke two more attempted tackles from Washington defenders and broke free …


Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford

Jake Browning threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns, Myles Gaskin added 100 yards and two scores, and No. 10 Washington was dominant on both sides, overwhelming No. 7 Stanford …


No. 9 Washington gets first true test at Arizona

Washington has been dominant to open the season, picking teams apart with its passing game, shutting down opposing offenses with its cache of talented defensive players.


Pac-12 notes: Huskies need challenge to gauge their strength

With a quarter of the regular season in the books, the Washington Huskies have aced every test. Or, they’ve at least proved prepared for the pop quizzes.


Washington’s big expectations begin with Rutgers

The Washington Huskies have spent the offseason hearing all the talk about this being the year they jump from being a .500 program and back into the elite of the …


Petersen trying to temper expectations as Washington begins football practice

Chris Petersen seems to understand why there are so many expectations that have engulfed Washington.


Chris Petersen, Washington football grapple with outsized expectations

Every offseason the reporters who cover college football put their heads together and come up with a couple teams for whom circumstances seem to dictate improved play in the upcoming …


Huskies on the rise in Year 3 of Chris Petersen era

There was, in the words of one player last year, “a lot of head-butting” going on between Husky players and coaches after Chris Petersen and his staff arrived from Boise …


Bowl-bound Huskies see brighter future with Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin

The focus is now. It’s this final game, this matchup, this moment. No more. At least, that’s what the Washington Huskies are saying in the buildup to Saturday’s Heart of …


Washington football coach Chris Petersen signs 2-year contract extension

Washington coach Chris Petersen has signed a two-year contract extension keeping him tied to the Huskies through the 2020 season, the school announced on Thursday.


Huskies coach Chris Petersen: ‘I think there’s too many bowls’

Chris Petersen knows there exists a possibility that the Washington Huskies could play in a bowl game even if they don’t beat Washington State on Friday to achieve a 6-6 …


Chris Petersen wants more out of Huskies’ offense when ‘it’s not all perfectly lined up’

The three passes fell incomplete, and neither could really, truly be classified as a drop. But each could have been caught.


Huskies struggles start in first quarter

Scoring, in any fashion at any time, has been a laborious proposition for the Washington Huskies this season. They rank 11th in the Pac-12 with an average of just 24.0 …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

Huskies set to face former coach at No. 17 USC

Chris Petersen was on the other end of the script when the season began, taking Washington to face his former team at Boise State.


UW coach Chris Petersen treated warmly by Boise State fans but Huskies lose 16-13

BOISE – Their defense gave them a chance. Their special teams gave them a spark.


Petersen not too excited for opener

SEATTLE – Skip Hall had to be honest. It’s not that he necessarily wanted to see Chris Petersen, his close friend, leave Boise State.


Petersen not revealing starting QB

SEATTLE – Chris Petersen is adding secrecy to his anticipated return to Boise State. The Washington coach has no intention of making a public announcement of his starting quarterback before …


Chris Petersen declines to elaborate on Sam Ukwuachu situation

Washington coach Chris Petersen has declined to expand on his statement from last week regarding the transfer of Sam Ukwuachu from Boise State to Baylor when Petersen was the Broncos’ …


A domino effect

SEATTLE – The series of events that led to Darren Gardenhire’s eventual arrival at the University of Washington began, in a domino-effect kind of way, with USC. If the Trojans …