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April 27, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Wrapping up Emmert’s departure

Want to make sure you see all the various stories we had out there today on the departure of Mark Emmert as Washington’s president.
Obviously, any change at the top may have an impact on the school’s athletic department — Emmert was viewed as a strong supporter of athletics in general and football, in particular. What impact a new president may have, however, is just as obviously impossible to know until he or she is in place, which won’t happen for some time.
But hopefully you saw the comments earlier today of UW AD Scott Woodward and football coach Steve Sarkisian. Each said they were confident the current course of the athletic department, and by extension the football program, would remain. Time will tell.
As for the links. …
— Here’s our main story on Emmert’s departure. It notes that his salary was more than $900,000 at UW. He is expected to make about the same $1.7 million annually with the NCAA that former president Myles Brand was receiving, and he will get a five-year contract.
— UW will name an interim president before Emmert is scheduled to leave on Nov. 1. It will also form a committee to find a new president. UW provost Phyllis Wise is considered a likely candidate to be the interim president.
— Times columnist Bud Withers looks at the challenges Emmert will face with the NCAA.
— Here’s a timeline of key points of Emmert’s UW tenure. Some will also surely note that UW was 17-54 in football during his time at UW, as well. I think a true reading of his football legacy, however, won’t come until we see how the Sarkisian era develops.
— Here’s a good national take on the Emmert hire from USA Today.
All for now.

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