Chris Petersen would like this to be all about what David Shaw has done in building Stanford into the class of the Pac-12 Conference.
"Stanford's an awesome program. I'll start with that — program," Washington's coach said this week. "This isn't just an awesome team. They've had an awesome program for a while now. They know how to do it."
In reality, this is all about No. 10 Washington when the Huskies (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) face No. 7 Stanford on Friday night. Now in his third season in charge at Washington, is Petersen ready to have the Huskies enter the national conversation the same way his Boise State teams did when they were at their peak?