It appears Chris Petersen’s first staff of assistant coaches at Washington is taking shape.
Boise State quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith (the former Oregon State quarterback) is reportedly joining Petersen’s staff, according to Dawgman.com and the Seattle Times. And according to FootballScoop.com, Boise State linebackers coach Bob Gregory may be coming to UW, too. UW has yet to announce any assistant coach hirings.
Hearing from a reliable source that Jonathon Smith will be joining UW's staff as QB coach. Stary tuned at http://t.co/nkqb0tpeE2— Kim Grinolds (@KimGrinolds) December 18, 2013
Word is he's going to UW “@IDS_BroncoBeat: Bob Gregory said he has not talked to Harsin about a job on his staff”— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 18, 2013
For those unfamiliar, here are the bios of both Smith and Gregory, who is currently serving as BSU’s interim head coach. Huskies fans likely remember Smith’s name from when he threw for 469 yards in a 1998 game at Husky Stadium.
Petersen also appears to have settled on a director of football operations.
At Washington, we also hear that Chris Petersen has offered the DFO position to Mike McHugh http://t.co/WuvOiF3uws— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 18, 2013
Also, a UW spokesperson confirmed that defensive back Cleveland Wallace has left the program. Wallace, a native of San Jose, Calif., played in nine games this season as a redshirt freshman. He made an interception against Idaho State.