What Marcus Peters Entering the 2015 NFL Draft Means

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Nov 29, 2014; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen (C) looks on during a game against the Washington State Cougars during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Was it all Peters?

Back in the day, when a collegiate player went astray, everyone always just assumed that the player wasn’t disciplined. But starting with the video tape of legendary college basketball coach Bobby Knight choking players, things shifted a bit. Now, both sides are looked at very closely and no one assumes anything as it could often be looked at as no one’s fault.

That especially has to be looked at when you consider there’s a new head coach involved with a different personality. Steve Sarkasian, who had just moved on to the USC Trojans, was more of a players’ coach and was the one the recruited Peters. Then in comes Chris Petersen, who’s more of an authoritarian that didn’t recruit Peters and there’s your personality clash.

Sarkasian’s way works for Peters, who was productive and getting better every year to become the NFL prospect he is. Petersen’s way works for himself as he was a very successful head coach at Boise State so he’s not going to change his ways. This is what’s wrong with the NCAA as coaches can go where they want with no penalty and players have to sit a year out.

Do you say this is all Peters or that it just didn’t work out because four players were dismissed from the program in 11 months?