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February 19, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Cozzetto officially hired, Nussmeier named OC

The Huskies finally made it official today naming Dan Cozzetto as offensive line coach and filling the last vacancy on the coaching staff.
Cozzetto, who coached UW’s O-line in 2003 and most recently was tight ends coach at Arizona State the last two years, will also have the title of running game coordinator,
UW also named QB coach Doug Nussmeier as offensive coordinator. He had already been passing game coordinator and will now take on additional duties for the entire offense, though head coach Steve Sarkisian will call the plays.
Here’s a link to the official release from the school.
Nussmeier, who had been offensive coordinator at Fresno State last year, will now be paid $275,000 for his first year and $300,000 for his second of a two-year guaranteed deal up from the $200,000 per year of his original deal at UW.
Interestingly, he will make less overall than Cozzetto, who has a two-year deal worth $300,000 per year.
Cozzetto fills the vacancy created when Jim Michalczik left for the Raiders. He was to be paid $350,000 for three years.
The staff is now complete and here is a look at the entire group with assignments and salaries.
Head coach — Steve Sarkisian (five years, $1.75 million first year building to $2.3 million in 2013)
Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach — Doug Nussmeier (two years, $275,000 first year, $300,000 second)
Offensive line coach, running game coordinator — Dan Cozzetto (two years, $300,000)
Running backs — Joel Thomas (two years, $150,000)
Receivers — Jimmie Dougherty (two years, $110,000)
Defensive coordinator — Nick Holt (three years, $700,000 per year average if he stays all three years)
Defensive line/special teams — Johnny Nansen (two years, $110,000)
Linebackers — Mike Cox (two years, $200,000)
Cornerbacks — Demetrice Martin (two years, $100,000)
Safeties — Jeff Mills (two years, $145,000)
Sarkisian is scheduled to hold a conference call with reporters tomorrow afteroon so we’ll get his views on it all then.
UPDATE — Did some quick addition and the total salary for the assistants appears to add up to $2,090,000, or right at the $2.1 million that UW AD Scott Woodward said was allotted to fill out the staff. That is just a bit more than the $1.9 million the assistants were paid last year.

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