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Sarkisian now highest-paid coach in Pac-12

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm with No Comments »
March 5, 2013 4:51 pm

Thanks to turnover and longevity (we use that term loosely), Steve Sarkisian is now likely the highest paid football coach in the Pac-12.

Sarkisian is entering his fifth season at Washington and has been 7-6 in for three consecutive years after going 5-7 his first season. Only two other conference coaches — Mike Riley at Oregon State and Kyle Whittingham at Utah — have been with their programs longer than Sarkisian.

According to Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News, Sarkisian, at $2.55 million annually, now tops the list of Pac-12 coaches.

The departures of Chip Kelly from Oregon and Jeff Tedford, as well as massive turnover within the conference, has a lot to do with Sarkisian being elevated to this spot.

There are fluctuations in each salary via incentives and accomplishments. But, as it stands now, it appears Sarkisian is No. 1 in the conference.

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