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February 10, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Pictures of Dubs, more on unis and contracts

In case you missed it, here is our on-line photo gallery of Dubs, the new Husky mascot.
I can report that I also got the full-sniff treatment from Dubs as he made his way through Hec Ed and down the tunnel (and no, there wasn’t any fog machine accompanying him).
As I reported on the earlier entry, UW AD Scott Woodward also said today that the “weasel” logo is being phased out and is no longer on any uniforms nor being produced on any apparel. There will at some point likely be another logo but for now, the block W is the major mark.
He also said that new football uniforms are in the works, though they won’t be ready until the fall. Asked what is in store for the new uniforms he said “something different. More of the older, traditional look.” The new unis are still being designed, however.
ON CONTRACTS — Also, there were some questions yesterday in the wake of the departure of Jim Michalczik about why his contract hadn’t been signed. The UW says none of the contracts for any of the assistants have been signed yet as it simply takes a while to go through the public-school process.
However, defensive coordinator Nick Holt is the only assistant that will have any penalty for leaving. Holt would have to repay all or part of a $200,000 retention bonus he was given up front if he leaves before the end of the three years on his deal.
So since Michalczik didn’t have a buyout, and thus no penalty of any sort for leaving, the fact that he hadn’t yet signed his contract really doesn’t matter.
It’s rare for assistants to have any sort of buyout — I think Holt’s is the first in UW history — though it’s becoming more common as contracts for coordinators get longer and more lucrative.

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