Brent Pease has been fired as the Washington Huskies’ receivers coach, the UW announced via email on Friday afternoon.
Pease, whose two-year contract expires Jan. 31, will not coach in UW’s bowl game.
“Coach Pease and I have worked together for a long time and I have tremendous respect for him as a person, and as a football coach," Huskies coach Chris Petersen said in a statement. "However, I have decided that a fresh start with this position group is needed to give our team the best chance of reaching its full potential. I am grateful for his contributions and wish him all the best moving forward.”
Pease was scheduled to be paid $360,000 this year. He came to UW from Florida, where he was fired in 2013 after two seasons as the Gators’ offensive coordinator. He coached under Petersen at Boise State from 2006-11, first as receivers coach, then as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011.
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UW’s receivers struggled throughout the past two seasons, and Petersen lamented the group’s inability to catch 50-50 balls or create plays when passes weren’t thrown perfectly.
The rest of UW’s assistants also signed two-year deals in December 2013 that expire at the end of January 2016.