Head college football coach for Colorado from 1995 to 1998 who later coached UCLA from 2008 to 2011.
In 1987, he played Quarterback for two NFL teams: the San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 2000, while coaching the Washington Huskies, he led the team to a Pac-10 title and a Rose Bowl victory over Purdue.
He had three children with his wife Susan.
His Huskies played against Purdue and Drew Brees in the Rose Bowl.