Jedd Fisch was introduced as Washington’s new coach on Tuesday, and quickly noted that the views are incredible, the building is beautiful and that being in Seattle is awfully special.

Fisch said it’s an emotional day because it represents a new beginning: “Rarely in life does one has to leave someone or something that they love,” he said. “But 48 hours ago, that is something that my family and I did.”

Fisch strengthened his coaching reputation at Arizona when he took over a program in 2021 that was at the bottom of the Pac-12, and had the Wildcats competing for a conference title in 2023. The Wildcats finished 10-3, were 3rd in the Pac-12 standings and beat Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl.

“We are here for the 𝘞, the 𝘞 for winning, the 𝘞 for work, and the 𝘞 for Washington, and we will give it everything we have,” he said. “Sustained success is critical in college football. The ability to each and every year compete for championships. The ability for each and every year to be at the top of your conference, at the top of the nation. The University of Washington allows that opportunity. Our goal is to create a future that we’re all proud of. This is where we want to win.”