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December 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Report: Chris Petersen, UW agree to five-year, $18 million deal

Boise State coach Chris Petersen heads off the field following the Broncos' 28-26 win over Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl last December. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Boise State coach Chris Petersen heads off the field following the Broncos’ 28-26 win over Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl last December. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Been working to confirm a CBSports.com report that Chris Petersen and UW agreed to a five-year, $18 million deal.

The $3.6 annual salary would appear to make Petersen the top-paid coach at any of Pac-12′s 10 public schools.

USC, which hired former UW coach Steve Sarkisian on Monday, was reportedly willing to pay upwards of $6 million annually for its new coach.

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