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Defensive coordinator Nick Holt fired, along with two assistants

A day after denying rumors post by the website, the University of Washington released a statement saying that defensive coordinator Nick Holt, linebackers coach Mike Cox and safeties coach Jeff Mills will not be retained for next season.

“I want to thank Nick Holt, Mike Cox, and Jeff Mills for their hard work and dedication throughout the last three years,”head coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “They were instrumental in the leadership and development of countless young men, and they have left our program in a better place.  I am grateful for their service to our program and to the University of Washington and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”

According to the release, the University of Washington, specifically head coach Steve Sarkisian will not comment on the firings for the time being.

All three coaches were under contract for next season, and will receive their salaries next season.It's usually paid in a lump sum.

So Holt will receive $650,004, Cox will make $220,008 and Mills will get $155,000