2. Chris Petersen, former Washington head coach
Sometimes, in order to move forward, you have to go back.
So why not entertain the last head coach who had success at Washington and led the Huskies to their first-ever College Football Playoff appearance back in 2016? Chris Petersen may have hung it up back in 2019 and is enjoying retired life, but he could be intrigued by a return to the team especially after it just made the national title game. The cupboard is not bare in Seattle.
Petersen was 92-12 at Boise State before accepting the job with Washington and he went 55-26 with the Huskies in six seasons with three division titles, two Pac-12 titles, and a playoff appearance. He did go just 2-4 in bowl games, however, which was really the only knock against him.
Washington would be smart to just reach out to Petersen to see if he would want to take over yet again seeing as he's just 59 years old and has so much more to give to the game.
Petersen would be the most exciting option, in my opinion.