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Petersen Plays It Too Safe

With all due respect to Randy Newman, there was a different type of Trouble in Paradise Saturday afternoon at Aloha Stadium, as the Washington Huskies clearly weren’t prepared for what they saw from the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in their 17-16 win that qualifies as a very small step in the right direction - but not much more than that.

“I think it’s going to be a big wakeup call,” UW Head Coach Chris Petersen said post-game. “It’s just hard to win games against anybody. That’s the point I’m trying to make to our guys. To come over here, in this environment, especially early in the season when everybody’s got mojo…and it showed up. We’ve just got to be more consistent.” Excuses aside, two things became evident after the first...

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