Originally Posted by SoCalBronco
Boise State's Chris Petersen to UW.
Big hire. Lol...they actually upgraded from Sark. Didn't think he would leave Boise but they actually took a step back this year...maybe he thought he had to cash in while his reputation was still largely intact.
Excellent hire either way.
Allegedly, he also strongly pursued USC but the interview didn't go well because part of that job was personality in terms of being able to mix with boosters etc and Haden didn't think his demeanor/lack of charisma was a good fit in that regard.
Chris Petersen is a better fit to coach at Washington than he would be at USC.
Petersen isn't a SoCal type of coach....he fits in better in the Northwest. You need to have some charisma/schmoozing ability to be the head coach at USC and Chris Petersen has always seemed like a serious dude who wants to recruit and coach and not have to deal with the other bull**** that goes along with the job.