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What has become clear: Washington is willing to pay big money to stock a staff around Sarkisian. When the numbers are published, it’s possible that Washington could have the highest paid coaching staff in the conference in 2012, though USC doesn’t release salary information. It’s certainly clear that Cal couldn’t keep up, even though both schools will rake in big money from the Pac-12’s new TV contract. Simple fact: Washington is a wealthier athletic department

“Tosh and Eric have decided to take other jobs, and we wish them the best. When people have career opportunities they make decisions based upon a wide array of reasons that are important to them. We appreciate their contributions to Cal football, and we exhausted all of our resources to try to retain Tosh and Eric (Tedford)

“Tosh is very pure in his motives,” John Lupoi said. “He loves building relationships. I’ve heard him on the phone, talking to a recruit, and he’ll say, ‘Listen, I want to do what’s in your best interest. If that means I help you get to another school, I’ll do it.’ And he means it. Kids like that. Parents like that.

“That was very impressive,” Romar said of Wilcox’s ability to play through the pain. The previous game at Utah, however, in front of many family of friends from his nearby hometown of Pleasant Grove, he missed 11 of 13 shots in 29 minutes.

“Since my shot isn’t falling, I’ve picked up on the defensive end figuring you play defense that will keep me on the court. I just started taking out all of my aggression on the defensive end and make it harder for the offense to score and it’s paid off. That’s what I try to pride myself with right now. Even though I am a shooter and a slasher, my shots aren’t falling right now. And I’m going to do whatever it takes to get on the court and help my team win so right now it’s focusing on defense.”

If only they could be merged into one body — a super player named Tonerrence Wross who rebounds, shoots the three, slashes to the bucket, and dunks like Shawn Kemp (senior, not junior) — the Huskies would be a lock for the Final Four.

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