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January 17, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Huskies completing coaching staff?

There are now significant rumblings that the Huskies are on the verge of completing their coaching staff with the hiring of Eric Kiesau from Cal.

One source said he was definitely “in the mix” while Greg Biggins of ESPN.com is reporting that he’s hearing that “it’s a done deal.”

Kiesau would apparently come to UW as receivers coach with Jimmie Dougherty moving over to quarterbacks coach, a spot he held at the University of San Diego. UPDATED — Latest speculation is that Kiesau will have title of offensive coordinator.

UPDATED, 12:10 P.M. — BearTerritory is reporting that Kiesau is leaving Cal to take a three-year deal at UW that would pay him roughly $700,000-800,000. There has been no confirmation of any official dollar figures for any of the new assistants from UW. (And to clarify from earlier, the salary for Kiesau is likely the total, not the annual — the report doesn’t really make that clear).

As noted earlier, Kiesau was very heavily involved in the recruiting of standout WR Jordan Payton of Oaks Christian High and Payton has now said he will re-open his recruitment and consider UW as well as UCLA and Michigan. Kiesau was also involved in the recruiting of Lakes High WR Cedric Dozier —- who said one reason he chose Cal was the chance to play receiver opposed to defense. So could be interesting to see what happens there, as well, though Dozier said last night he remained fully committed to the Bears.

Kiesau’s hiring would be the last needed to complete Washington’s nine-man staff of fulltime assistants.

As of yet, though, no official announcement.

Kiesau would be filling the vacancy created by the departure of Doug Nussmeier to Alabama.

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