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Husky football coaching salaries released ... sort of

The Huskies have released the base pay salary figures for their assistant coaches, including the new hires of Justin Wilcox, Tosh Lupoi, Eric Kiesau, Peter Sirmon and Keith Heyward.

The story appeared on the school's website earlier today when I was away from my computer (parents in town and having lunch).

It's instructive to remember that these figures our base pay. So bonuses, incentives or other details like car service or a boat, yes, a boat, or living arrangements aren't included in these.

Technically, they are "memos of understanding" so the final contracts need to be confirmed by the Board of Regents.

And in these memos of understanding, some bonuses and incentives aren't listed, or things like buyouts. We won't know about those until the contracts are approved and released.

Basically, UW will pay its assistants $2.73 million next season, which is up from the $2.3 million it paid in 2011.

Also UW also paied $650,000 to Nick Holt, $220,008 to Mike Cox and $155,000 to Jeff Mills as severance for their firings.

Perhaps Randy Moss summed it up best ... "Straight cash homey!"

Here's the USA Today database for college football coaching salaries for 2011

Let's get into it ...

Coach Steve Sarkisian: $2.25 million for 2012 since his contract has been reworked.

Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox: $750,000 in 2012 with a $350,000 in base pay and $400,000 in supplemental pay. He will get $800,00o in 2013 and $850,000 in 2014.

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Eric Kiesau: He will earn $375,000 this year, $400,000 in 2013 and $425,000 in 2014

Defensive line coach/run game coordinator Tosh Lupoi: He will get $350,000 per year for the next three years. He also get what amounts to a $100,000 signing bonus. And if he stays through his contract, he gets another $100,000. I still haven't heard about a boat.

Linebackers coach Peter Sirmon: two-year guaranteed contract with $225,000 in 2012 and $250,000 kin 2013.

Defensive backs coach Keith Heyward: two-year guaranteed contract of $150,000 this year and $160,000 in 2013

Besides the new coaches, the returning assistants also got some raises.

Wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty added the title pass game coordinator with a bump in pay: He goes from $135,000 last year to $190,000 this year and $205,000 in 2013

Special teams coordinator/recruiting coordinator/assistant coach Johnny Nansen: He goes from $165,000 last year to $200,000 in 2012 and $225,000 in 2013.

Running backs coach Joel Thomas: he earned $160,008 last year and goes to $190,000 in 2012 and $205,000 in '13.

Offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto: he stays at $300,00 per year.