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UCLA Football Coaching Search: Bruins Interested in Steve Sarkisian?

According to the Los Angeles Times the UCLA Bruins football program is interested in current Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian for the same position, though would likely be a very long shot to get him.

Washington football Coach Steve Sarkisian, a former assistant coach at USC, has been approached by UCLA, according to people familiar with the situation who are not authorized to speak publicly on the subject.

Sarkisian signed a contract extension back in January with Washington that paid him $2.25 million for the 2011 season and would up rise to $2.85 by 2015. The deal also has $2.5-million buyout if Sarkisian left during the first two years of the contract that the Huskies would have to fork over as well.

UCLA likely doesn’t have the money or infrastructure to draw him away from Washington, especially with a $250 million renovation of UW’s football stadium and facilities in the works.

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