Washington football officially fires head coach Jimmy Lake

Washington football has fired head coach Jimmy Lake after only 13 games.

The speculation of Lake’s termination first came from Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel. However, The University of Washington made it official with a formal announcement.

This news is something fans have been expecting following the Washington football program’s embarrassing loss to the Montana Grizzlies (FCS) in Week One. Lake served only 13 games as the head coach of the Husky football team and he went 7-6 during that time.

This season the Huskies went 4-5 under Lake this season before his suspension prior to the UW’s Week 11 match-up against Arizona State.

Many were excited when Lake took over for Chris Petersen following his resignation from the team. Lake has been an architect in developing many defensive products for the UW including Byron Murphy, Budda Baker, Taylor Rapp, and many others.

Washington football ends the Lakeshow

Washington made the reasonable decision to part ways with Lake. He may have been a great defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator but just couldn’t make it work at the helm of it all.

He struggled to make the offensive side of the ball work and couldn’t make adequate adjustments to put his team on the map. Now, fans don’t have to listen to his same excuses week after week. We can finally move on from the Lakeshow.

Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory is expected to remain the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The Huskies play two more games against the Colorado Buffaloes and Washington State Cougars and must win out if they want to remain bowl-eligible.

Currently, there is no news of who is expected to take Lake’s place next season but rumors are swirling if it potentially being former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. Whoever it may be, let’s just hope the athletics director gets it right this time.