University of Washington Director of Athletics Jen Cohen announced today that Head Football Coach Jimmy Lake has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. The University will honor the terms of his contract. Assistant Coach Bob Gregory will serve as the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
Any way you slice it, this is not a great look for the University of Washington, its football program, and Coach Lake himself. This is not the type of incident and footage you want your rivals to use against you on the recruiting trail.
This was a very winnable game for the Huskies if they had taken advantage of field position and offensive opportunities early in the first half but it got away from them. With three games left to play and two wins to become bowl eligible, it is a roll of the dice at this point, if they can get it done.
"The introduction of beer and wine throughout Husky Stadium was part of our long-term plan to introduce alcohol sales throughout several of our venues," said Director of Athletics, Jen Cohen. "We have consistently heard feedback from our fans that this amenity would benefit the fan experience on gameday and we have carefully monitored the successful rollouts for our diamond sports and at basketball games. Many of our peer institutions in the Pac-12 have already introduced beer and wine inside their respective football stadiums and we are excited to provide this same opportunity for our fans this fall."
The start of the Jimmy Lake era on Montlake will have to wait at least another week.