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NEW ORLEANS — Troy Dannen’s first football game as Washington’s athletic director just happened to be one of the most thrilling victories in Husky Stadium history.
That 36-33 win over Oregon rendered Washington the Pac-12’s most viable College Football Playoff contender, and gave coach Kalen DeBoer his second win over the Ducks in two tries.
It also likely reinforced to DeBoer’s new boss that extending the coach’s contract — while raising his relatively modest salary — already would be a top priority.
As January looms — and as the Huskies prepare for Monday’s CFP semifinal against Texas at the Sugar Bowl — UW fans continue to await news of a long-term, lucrative extension to signal DeBoer’s commitment to staying at Washington.
They’re going to have to wait a little longer. But Dannen doesn’t seem too concerned about the timeline.