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November 7, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Morning links: UW’s Sarkisian among Pac-12′s highest-paid coaches

UW coach Steve Sarkisian. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

UW coach Steve Sarkisian. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Washington’s Steve Sarkisian is the highest-paid Pac-12 coach at a public university, according to USA Today’s survey of college coaching salaries.

Sarkisian earns $2,575,000 in total salary, with $1,525,000 more in potential bonus earnings. His salary ranks 26th in college football, with Alabama coach Nick Saban No. 1 at $5,454,852.

Lane Kiffin was reportedly earning $2,594,091 before being fired by USC earlier this season. Stanford and USC, as private schools, do not disclose coaches’ salaries.

Here’s how the Pac-12 salaries stack up, minus Kiffin (with maximum bonus money in parenthesis):

Steve Sarkisian, Washington, $2,575,000 ($1,525,000).
— Kyle Whittingham, Utah, $2,427,100 ($740,000)
Mike MacIntyre, Colorado, $2,403,500 ($1,500,000)
Sonny Dykes, California, $2,394,000 ($304,000)
Todd Graham, Arizona State, $2,303,020 ($3,159,000)
Jim Mora, UCLA, $2,300,000 ($750,000)
Mike Leach, Washington State, $2,250,000 ($625,000)
Rich Rodriguez, Arizona, $2,150,000 ($610,000)
Mark Helfrich, Oregon, $1,800,000 ($1,035,000)
Mike Riley, Oregon State, $1,417,843 ($360,000)
David Shaw, Stanford, —

Links:

— The Huskies hope to see more — much more — of freshmen receivers John Ross and Damore’ea Stringfellow.

More on Ross after his first local interview.

— And more on the young receivers needing to step up in Kasen Williams’ absence.

— Bob Condotta catches up with Desmond Trufant.

— Colorado’s MacIntyre is part of the explosion of coaches’ salaries.

— Freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau has impressed Colorado teammates so far.

— It’s homecoming week for Liufau, a Tacoma native who shares a close bond with his family.

— The Buffs hope to have a couple players back from injury against UW.

The Pac-12 game of the year is at Stanford tonight.

Oregon is using last year’s loss to Stanford as motivation.

— SI.com’s Week 11 picks.

The L.A. Times’ Top 25, always worth a chuckle or two.

A terrific read on a USC walk-on.

UCLA’s Eddie Vanderdoes Jr. is a natural.

In recruiting news:

— Running back Demario Richard, a four-star recruit from Palmdale, Calif., has narrowed his list of schools to four, with UW joining Arizona State, West Virginia and Utah on the list. “ASU and Washington are really neck and neck right now,” he told Scout.com. “Those two schools have been on me the hardest for a long time. Everyone knows how I feel about those two programs, they’re great schools with great coaching staffs.”

— After the staff at 247sports predicted Budda Baker would end up at Oregon on Wednesday, the Bellevue star recruit responded with this tweet on Wednesday evening:

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