Petersen says being a head coach can ‘become very heavy’
Chris Petersen says he is ready for a break after 40 years of football. Petersen has been the head coach at Washington for six seasons but abruptly announced he is stepping away after the Huskies’ last game. He says being a head coach can lead to frustration and stress and says that’s no way to live. Washington promoted Jimmy Lake from defensive coordinator to take over for Petersen. Lake has been courted for other jobs around the country for several seasons thanks to his work at Washington.