Petersen Leaves Boise State For UW

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Chris Petersen has finally been persuaded to leave Boise State.   

Petersen agreed to become the football coach at Washington. The Huskies made the announcement on Friday morning after Petersen reportedly met with Washington athletic director Scott Woodward on Thursday night in Boise.   

The decision was first reported by ESPN.   

Petersen will replace Steve Sarkisian, who went 34-29 in five seasons at Washington before leaving earlier this week to take the job at USC. Petersen was 92-12 in his eight seasons at Boise State, turning the Broncos into a national program with two Fiesta Bowl titles. But he's coming off his worst regular season in his tenure with the Broncos after going 8-4, including a 38-6 loss at Washington in the season opener.