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ESPN reports that Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer has agreed to a deal with Alabama to be the school's next head coach.

DeBoer has reportedly told Washington officials he’s taking the job and will be informing his team soon, according to Pete Thamel.

Chris Low, who broke the news of Nick Saban's retirement, reports that the deal to bring DeBoer to Tuscaloosa is done.


Washington's Kalen DeBoer, who guided the Huskies to a Pac-12 championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship game this past season, is negotiating a contract to replace Alabama's Nick Saban, sources told ESPN on Friday.

If a deal gets done, DeBoer, 49, would inherit one of the most coveted jobs in college football -- and one of the most difficult -- in replacing Saban, whose teams won nine SEC titles and six national championships in his 17 seasons at the school. Saban, who had a 206-29 record at Alabama, retired Wednesday.

Washington athletic director Troy Dannen has made an aggressive pitch to keep DeBoer, sources told ESPN's Pete Thamel, with a new contract that would make him one of the 10 highest-paid coaches in the FBS and more than double his current annual salary of $4.2 million.
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Serraneaux1 month
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Smoke Test1 month
He’s undefeated against Lanning, Sark, and Riley. He’s 12-4 against top 25. He took a 4-8 team at Washington and went 25-3 the next two including losing in the National Championship game.
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CanebreakCajun1 month
This is very good for us.
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Ole Tennessee1 month
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Bless his heart
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MrKnowItAll1 month
He seams like a nice man... I feel sorry for him and his family already.
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goatmilker1 month
I hope he has elephant hide skin. He's gonna need it.
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