Chris Petersen is the new face of Washington Huskies football. He'll have a lot of issues to deal with this upcoming season, most notably finding a new quarterback and running back to keep this offense humming. With Keith Price and Bishop Sankey gone, the new faces to lead Washington football remains a bit of a mystery. Can Petersen engineer a big turnaround?
Evidence seems to point to some struggles. Dan Hawkins and Dirk Koetter both made transitions to big major college programs, but weren't able to convert that into consistent success at Colorado or Arizona State. Petersen does seem to be moving into a more favorable situation at Washington. Steve Sarkisian has built the program back up and has the Huskies on the cusp of competing for Pac-12 North titles.
We asked some of our Twitter followers how they think Petersen will perform in his first season at Washington and received some differing answers.
Fill in the blank: Chris Petersen will lead Washington to _______ wins this season because _____. Will retweet best responses! #UW #godawgs— Pacific Takes (@PacificTakes) February 24, 2014
@PacificTakes 10, young and talented defense.— Sean Kramer (@kramdawgsean) February 24, 2014
RT @PacificTakes: Fill in the blank: Chris Petersen will lead Washington to 8 wins this season because Washington is average at best.— skywaker9 (@skywaker9) February 24, 2014
@PacificTakes 11 - easy schedule/13 games/loaded roster.— Brian Dean (@maritimeseattle) February 24, 2014
@PacificTakes 11/ 2nd coming of Christ. #GoDawgs— JR Jarrell (@jrjarrell4) February 24, 2014
@PacificTakes MORE // HE'S NOT SARK— Griffin Bennett (@GriffinWB) February 24, 2014
@PacificTakes 10, he knows how to win at home against tough opponents— Aaron Hill (@CloudedInTexas) February 24, 2014
@PacificTakes 8 or fewer. New QB/RB/TE + New staff/system. Losses to Stanford, UO, ASU, UCLA & Zona (maybe OSU/WSU too).— Curt Walch (@GoDux1) February 24, 2014