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#1 von dasg234 , 27.12.2017 15:11

SEATTLE -- This city is home to grunge rock gods, tech billionaires and a ubiquitous retail giant. Downtown, a King holds court in the summer and a recent Super Bowl champion dominates sports-talk radio in the fall.Surrounded by mountains and water, there is plenty to do in and around the Emerald City, and it does not rain quite as much as its reputation suggests.For Washingtons Chris Petersen, college footballs most unassuming star coach, Seattle is the perfect place to build a powerhouse program on a foundation of well-ordered priorities.While Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh and Dabo Swinney could stop traffic in their towns, Petersen can spend a day at the mall or a night out with his wife without drawing so much as a Good luck, coach here.I dont think Chris Petersen minds at all. Other college coaches probably would. I think it fits right to the nature and personality of Petersen that he doesnt have to be the center of attention, said former Washington quarterback and Seattle radio host Brock Huard.Of course, it is only year three for Petersen at U-Dub. If the sixth-ranked Huskies (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12) keep playing as they have this season, Petersen might reach the celebrity status in Seattle currently held by Mariners Cy Young Award winner King Felix Hernandez, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, or Wilsons coach, Pete Carroll -- whether he likes it or not. (He will not).Washington is two victories away from its first Pac-12 championship since 2000 and maybe a spot in the College Football Playoff. Not since Don James was regularly taking the Huskies to Rose Bowls from 1975-92 have Washington fans felt so comfortable with their coach.Petersen, 52, has a runners wiry frame, a just-right wave in his salt-and-pepper hair that would make an anchorman jealous and an aw-shucks demeanor. He loves the water and his office view of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. He comes across as an effortlessly cool dad.The son of a high school and junior college football coach from Northern California, Petersen did not want to follow in his father Rons footsteps growing up in Yuba City.I would go to his games and I think I would care more about winning and losing more than half the players that I saw on the sidelines, Petersen said recently in his office. And I would tell my Mom, like, there is no way I would coach and let 18 year olds control my happiness.To this day shes like, `Dont complain to me. You knew what you were getting yourself into.Petersen played quarterback at Division II UC Davis, undersized but fast. He was a star at a place where the team shared its locker room with students and faculty.I think theres certainly no sense of entitlement coming out of somewhere like that, Petersen said. We didnt have anything. We had pads and football gear. We didnt have any sweats or shirts or any of that stuff. I think we bought our own cleats.Petersen worked his way up the career ladder carefully and somewhat reluctantly to become head coach at Boise State.Every job Ive taken Ive not wanted to go, but just felt like I need to do this, he said.Petersen helped turn the Broncos into the standard by which all college football overachievers are judged. Boise State went 92-12 in eight seasons under Petersen, winning two Fiesta Bowls and frequently forcing itself into the national championship discussion.No matter how many giants the Broncos slayed, no matter how much attention and praise was heaped on them, Petersen never allowed them to feel as if they had made it. He used a cramped room under Broncos Stadium to get his message across, dispatching players and coaches there for positional meetings and film study.Very much like a dungeon. No heat. Cold. Youd have to roll your TV and your VCR in and out of there, said Montana State coach Jeff Choate, who worked for Petersen for eight years at Boise and Washington. And the point was that youve got to remember where you came from and youve got to have that humble and hungry attitude.Petersen could have left Boise State sooner. Stanford and others came after him.I had left Boise State because I didnt think Chris was ever going to, said Choate, who rejoined Petersen in Seattle in 2014.When Southern California fired Lane Kiffin, USC made a run at Petersen. For reasons that are obvious to anyone who knows him, Petersen passed on the glitz of Los Angeles. USC then hired former Trojans assistant Steve Sarkisian away from Washington. That was the job that made sense to Petersen, and in some ways it has worked out even better than he thought it would.Hands down the thing that I completely underestimated that has been the biggest surprise, the most pleasant surprise of me coming over here is I just blend in, Petersen said. I didnt blend in at all in Boise. Its small. Here its so big. Theres pro sports. Theres everything else. Theres people that dont even know about sports. I appreciate that and I like that.In Seattle, he found a program Sarkisian had revived from its darkest days, including an 0-12 season in 2008. The challenge for Petersen was to move Washington from pretty good back to the top of the Pac-12.The first thing that had to change was the way the players interacted with each other.Theres a saying he says that I like, senior offensive tackle Jake Eldrenkamp said. Its not just about respecting your teammate. A lot of people say you dont have to like him you just have to respect him. But with Coach Pete its youve got to respect him and youve got to like the guy.Petersen and his staff shuffled lockers and meeting seats to move players away from their friends and position groups. Players had to learn the hometowns and high schools of their teammates. The names of siblings and parents.The next step was bringing in more of what became known at Boise State under Petersen as OKGs: Our Kind of Guys. Petersen wants players who live for football, but understand there is more to life.Seventy-five percent of the time hes talking to the team its about your character. What type of person you should be, you want to be, and just doing the right thing all times, linebacker Keishawn Bierria said. Life outside football. Thats really what he talks about.There is much to life outside of football in this part of the Pacific Northwest. Amazon is headquartered in Seattle. Microsoft is in nearby Redmond. Bill Gates lives here and his Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, owns the Seahawks. Seattles music scene produced Pearl Jam and Nirvana and it is the city that gave the world Starbucks.Petersen can tap into all of what Seattle and the University of Washington provides to mold his OKGs. And when things dont go so well for the Huskies on Saturday, he can always change the subject.How `bout those Seahawks? Im taking all questions about `em, Petersen began his first Monday media availability of the year that followed a loss .It worked for about a minute, but if there is one coach of a top-10 team who could blend in at his own news conference, its Petersen.---More AP college football: and .---Follow AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo on Twitter at . Rudy Gay Jersey . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. Derrick White Jersey . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. Joffrey Lauvergne Jersey .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Patty Mills Jersey . John Tavares, Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo were also being counted on to slow down sizzling Rangers forward Rick Nash. That plan didnt go so well early.Liverpool take on German side Augsburg in the Europa League round of 32 stage on Thursday night - but what challenge will they face in the first-leg encounter? We spoke to Torben Hoffmann, a former defender for Bayer Leverkusen and 1860 Munich and now a reporter for Sky in Germany, about Augsburgs strengths, weaknesses and style - and whether Liverpool stand a good chance of progressing past them.Read on to find out more about Liverpools opponents - and remember you can follow the game across the Sky Sports platforms with our live blog… Lallana out Liverpools Adam Lallana will not play in Germany How are Augsburg doing this season?The last season was a perfect season for Augsburg, they played well all season and finished fifth, qualifying for the Europa League. But this season theyve got some problems.They are 14th in the Bundesliga and have not so much self-confidence because theyve lost a lot of games - including last weekend against Bayern Munich, their 10th league defeat of the season. Scouse phrasebook FC Augsburg have given Liverpool fans some handy German phrases One problem for them is they play in the Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Europa League. They have a lot of games and not a lot of good players to rotate. So some players have been tired or injured and that has then been a big problem for Augsburg.Last season Augsburg played on a high level for the whole season and Borussia Dortmund, who are a team normally in front of Augsburg in the table, had some problems. Augsburg are not in the top five or six teams in the Bundesliga, they are in the middle.Who are Augsburgs key players? Daniel Baier, one of Augsburgs key men, is out injured Augsburg have a big problem going into this game against Liverpool - midfielder Daniel Baier is injured. Hes one of their key players and makes the rhythm in the game, playing very good passes.They also have a target player up front, Raul Bobadilla, who is their second key player. He scored six times in the Europa League group stage and is very sttrong and fast and can hold the ball up.dddddddddddd Hell be important for them on Thursday.Whats their style? Torben Hoffmann says Markus Weinzierl has a similar philosophy to Jurgen Klopp Augsburgs manager, Markus Weinzierl is only 41 but hes a little bit like Jurgen Klopp, in terms of the way he likes his team to play. They like to create counter-attack opportunities, play aggressively and stay close together as a whole team on the field, holding the perfect distance between defence, midfield and offence. Both managers like the same tactics.Augsburg are also very disciplined but they have no top star in the team. Baier and Bobadilla are the only two players who will be a little bit famous. But they are a perfect group.What difficulties will Liverpool face? There will be a fantastic atmosphere at Augsburgs stadium, says Hoffmann In Augsburg there will be a fantastic atmosphere on Thursday. The stadium isnt as big as Anfield but, on a smaller scale, its a similar atmosphere in the ground to Anfield.The home support could be a little problem for Liverpool but more importantly, the Liverpool players dont know the Augsburg players and they dont know Augsburg. Its important they arrive with the right attitude.Liverpool or Augsburg - who should come out on top? The likes of Daniel Sturridge should be too much for Augsburg, says Hoffmann Liverpool will be the favourites in these two games. Their key players - Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho - have a lot of quality in the offence. The defence from Augsburg isnt very bad but also its not so good.The quality in the team from Liverpool will be better than Augsburg, thats clear. And with Sturridge, Firmino and Coutinho, there are a lot of players who will make problems.Will Liverpool win in Augsburg? 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