DeBoer is expected to meet the Huskies on Friday to explain his reasoning for accepting the officer, the Athletic reported.

DeBoer and the Huskies recently fell to the Michigan Wolverines 34-13 in the national championship game after coming into the contest with a 14-0 record, winning the Pac-12 championship.

Washington athletic director Troy Dannen attempted to keep DeBoer on board with a new contract that would more than double his current $4.2 million salary and make him one of the 10 highest-paid coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision, ESPN reported, adding that DeBoer would owe Washington a $12 million buyout if he officially leaves.

Candidates for Saban’s former head coach position came down to DeBoer, Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and Florida State head coach Mike Norvell, the latter of whom agreed to a new deal with FSU earlier on Friday, according to the Athletic.

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