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Huskies’ Chris Petersen discusses stepping down as head coach


>>>FOR MORE ON THE DOCKS, CHRIS PETERSON, THE TEAMS HEAD COACHES WITH US RIGHT NOW ON THE SHOW. CHRIS, I’VE GOT TO, THIS JUST KIND OF FEELS RIGHT DOESN’T IT? AT THE BOISE STATE, WE HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE, YOU’VE GOT TO BE THRILLED ABOUT THIS MATTER.>>WELL, LET ME SAY THIS. HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE AND YOU KNOW, FDS FOOTBALL, 130 SOME, THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST, MY LAST CHOICE TO GET MESSED UP WITH. MAYBE IT’S FITTING I DON’T KNOW. THE LAST YEAR AGAINST THOSE GUYS. BUT YEAH. INTERESTING. THE ONE THING THAT IS GREAT ABOUT IT IS, IT’S ONE HECK OF AN OPPONENT YOU KNOW? THOSE GUYS, I MEAN THEY DO GREAT EVERY YEAR. YOU KNOW ONE LOSS TEAM. HANDS FULL, I KNOW THOSE GUYS WILL CERTAINLY HAVE OUR PLAYERS ATTENTION.>>I FEEL LIKE THERE IS SO MANY HEAD COACHES IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL THAT YOU HAVE MENTORED NOW. ONE OF THEM IS GOING TO TAKE OVER FOR YOU AFTER THIS GAME. THE OTHER IS GOING TO BE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDELINE. WHAT ABOUT BRIAN HARTSON MADE HIM SPECIAL WHEN YOU NOTICED HIM THAT AS A YOUNG ASSISTANT?>>YEAH YOU KNOW IT IS INTERESTING. I DON’T KNOW. YOU GET A FEEL. AND YOU KNOW YOU WATCH THE BODY OF WORK. AND I HAVE KNOWN BRENT FOR A LONG TIME. THERE IS A GA FOR US. JUST HOW, YOU GET A CHANCE TO SEE HIM IN ALL DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AND THEN WHEN THEY ARE ROLE CHANGES, HOW THEY ADAPT AND STEP UP TO THAT AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW THEY GROW AND ALL THOSE THINGS. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO IMPRESSIVE. YOU KNOW AFTER A SHORT TIME OF BEING WITH A GUY, YOU’RE KIND OF LIKE MAN, THIS GUY IS GOING TO DO SOME REALLY COOL THINGS AND HE HAS.>>COACH I WOULD IMAGINE FOR YOU THE BOWL PREPARATION MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT KNOWING THAT JIMMY IS GOING TO BE TAKING OVER FOR YOU. DO YOU CHANGE IN TERMS OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO TRY TO HELP EASE THE TRANSITION NOW?>>I THINK IT HAS ACTUALLY WORKED PRETTY GOOD BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THOSE GUYS ARE OUT RECRUITING SO HARD, FAST AND FURIOUS AND I’M NOT. AND SO I CAN KIND OF HANDLE ALL THE LOGISTICS AROUND THE SHOP HERE. SO TO SPEAK. AND JUST BEING AN EARLY BOWL GAME AS WELL, THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME TO SIT AROUND. SO EVERYBODY IS OUT RECRUITING AND WILL COME BACK. GAME PLAN QUICKLY. AND PUT THAT TOGETHER AND THEN YOU GO DOWN TO BEG VEGAS TO PLAY. SO YOU KNOW AS FAR AS THAT WHOLE THING HOW IT’S WORKING, I THINK IT HAS BEEN DIVIDED UP. RATHER NICELY. >>COACH, IT WAS ALMOST EXACTLY A WEEK AGO WHEN THE NEWS CAME OUT. IT WILL BE TOMORROW. IT WAS CRAZY, RIGHT? FOR ALL OF US, I’M SURE THERE WAS AN ELEMENT OF YOU, YOUR PHONE PROBABLY DIDN’T STOP. WHAT IS IT NOW LIKE A WEEK SINCE YOU CHOSE TO STEP DOWN AS THE COACH OF UW? >>YOU KNOW HERE IT WAS, IT WAS JUST SUCH A HARD TIME. I MEAN FOR EVERYBODY. THOSE TYPE OF DECISIONS ARE NOT EASY AND THEY AFFECT SO MANY PEOPLE, AND THAT IS WHY YOU KNOW, YOUR HEART IS SO HEAVY WHEN YOU MAKE A DECISION. EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS THE RIGHT DECISION. I HAVE SAID THIS YOU KNOW, A BUNCH OF TIMES. AND I KNOW FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, LIKE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR ME IN TERMS OF PERSONALLY FIGURING SOME DIFFERENT THINGS OUT AND GOING A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. I ALSO REALLY FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM. THAT JIMMY AND COMPANY WILL YOU KNOW, WILL CARRY ON AND TAKE OVER AND WILL ELEVATE THIS THING. AND I JUST REALLY FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THAT. AND SO YOU KNOW IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE IT REALLY HASN’T, IT HAS ONLY BEEN A WEEK. AND THAT IS A LOT OF TIME EVEN THOUGH IT IS A SHORT TIME AND A LOT OF THINGS HAVE HAPPENED AND GUYS HAVE ADJUSTED PLAYERS ARE GETTING SETTLED IN. AND YOU KNOW THEY ARE GETTING READY FOR FINALS. THEY’RE GOING TO PLAY REALLY GOOD BALLGAME AND AWAY WE GO. >>YUKI MADE REFERENCE TO THE FACT YOU HAVE MENTORED SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND JUST EVEN IN OUR SHOP, THE CONVERSATIONS AROUND SOME OF THE GUYS THAT WE WORK WITH ABOUT YOU SPECIFICALLY ARE KIND OF UNIQUE. I AM CURIOUS AT THE TIME THAT IS NOT PASSED, IS THERE A CONVERSATION YOU HAVE HAD WITH SOMEONE WHO YOU MAYBE HAVEN’T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON WHO HAVE REACHED OUT, AND MAYBE THAT CONVERSATION SORT OF CEMENTS THE IDEA THAT YOU ARE MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE?>>I THINK THESE TYPE OF TRACES YOU KNOW, HAVE TO COME FROM YOU IN YOUR HEART. I THINK EVERYBODY HAS REALLY GOT, YOU KNOW, UNDERSTAND YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT ARE CLOSE TO YOU, EVEN THE PLAYERS THAT ARE CLOSE TO YOU, AND THE PLAYERS THAT PLAYED FOR YOU. THAT TO ME HAS BEEN AWESOME AND OVERWHELMING. AND REALLY JUST TELL EVERYBODY GETS IT. AND I THINK THEY GET IT EVEN MORE JUST KIND OF KNOWING ALL THE THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE IN AROUND HERE, THE HAVE TO CHALLE STRUCK I THINK THAT THE BIGGEST THING YOU GOT, HAS BEEN, THE BIGGEST THING IS HOW LONG, THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE ALWAYS STAYED ON THE LIVE STEAM. AND WHAT HAS WOVEN THROUGHOUT THIS PROGRAM. WITH THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF FOOTBALL THAT HAD TO DO WITH LIFE. HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE JUST COME BACK AND JUST REALLY SAD HOW MUCH THAT MATTERED TO THEM, HOW MUCH THAT MEANT TO THEM THAT IT IS JUST NOT THAT ALL FOOTBALL AROUND HERE, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. THAT THEY GET LIKE THIS BIGGER PICTURE, AND THEY SEE THAT. AND IT REALLY KIND OF TO A MAN, SO MANY OF THOSE GUYS SAID THAT. AND YOU KNOW, THAT IS WHEN YOU FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT OKAY, WE ARE DOING THIS THING THE RIGHT WAY FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.>>> CHRIS I CAN TELL YOU THIS AND I DO NOT MEAN THIS AS A KNOCK MY MISSING THE MOST RESPECTFUL WAY TO JIMMY LAKE WHO IS TAKING OVER, BUT I FEEL LIKE ALL OF US FEEL LIKE THE CONFERENCE IS TAKING A HIT WITH YOU NOW NOT BEING IN SEATTLE AS THE HEAD COACH OF THESE PROGRAM. WE HAVE OFTEN CALLED YOU ONE OF THE BEST COACHES IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL. YOU HAVE BEEN AWESOME TO US HERE AT PAC-12 NETWORK. WE VALUE THE TIME AND THE AXES YOU HAVE GIVEN US TO YOUR PROGRAM. SO WE WISH YOU NOTHING BUT THE BEST AS YOU CONTINUE TO RECHARGE. BY THE WAY I HEARD YOU’RE FONDLING UP A COUPLE TIMES DURING THIS INTERVIEW, PASTOR NUMBER TWO WHOEVER THAT RECRUIT WAS TO JIMMY LAKE BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING THESE CALLS NOW.>>YOU GOT THAT RIGHT GUYS. THOSE RECRUITS ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO COACH LAKE. AND THEY WILL BE BYPASSING THIS PHONE.>>THINGS AGAIN COACH. >>OKAY GUYS, I APPRECIATE YOU

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