The Washington Huskies actually didn’t let coach Kalen DeBoer depart for Alabama and not using a struggle, at the least based mostly on feedback made by athletic director Troy Dannen.
Dannen mentioned the Huskies supplied DeBoer what he known as a “Massive Ten bundle” to stay at Washington even earlier than the Alabama job grew to become obtainable. DeBoer, nonetheless, balked in any respect of Washington’s affords, together with one that might have paid him $9.4 million yearly, which led Dannen to contemplate that he would possibly go away.
“We put numbers in entrance of him that have been, fairly frankly, unprecedented for this college,” Dannen mentioned at a luncheon Thursday, through Mike Vorel of the Seattle Times. “We put a Massive Ten bundle in entrance of Kalen, not a Pac-12 bundle. “When it wasn’t signed, Kalen mentioned the correct issues publicly, and I mentioned the correct issues publicly … nevertheless it provides you pause.”
DeBoer primarily guess on himself and gained. Whereas phrases of his Alabama contract haven’t been disclosed, he’s regarded as getting over $10 million yearly, higher than Washington’s finest supply.
Alabama is a vacation spot job, and coaches might not get a second likelihood to land it if they’re even afforded the chance to show it down. Cash may have played a role, however the status was the largest factor that Washington may by no means hope to match.