Washington is all in on Kalen DeBoer.

As programs around the country have fought in recent years to boast more resources than the proverbial other guy, one area that has become a major point of negotiation between head coaches and the schools they work for is assistant salary pools. Coaches want to be able to hire the best so they can recruit the best. With coaching salaries rising, so too are assistant salaries.

And as DeBoer enters Year 2 in Seattle, the UW football program will have its largest assistant salary pool in program history.

According to The Seattle Times’ Mike Vorel, Washington’s 10 full-time assistants will make a combined $7.483 million in 2023. That’s an increase of $1.738 million year-over-year. Restructured contracts for the school’s coaches were made available to local media this week.

Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb is a key figure in the expansion of the pool. Multiple times this offseason the Huskies have faced threat of having their offensive coordinator poached. Grubb reportedly met with Alabama earlier this month before electing to remain in Washington. And that news came after reports that he was being courted by Texas A&M.

Grubb has received raises from the Huskies twice since the regular season ended, with his salary rising from $1.02 million in 2022 to a reported $2 million annually in 2023.

According to Vorel, Grubb has a unique buyout structure in his new deal with the school that would not see him financially penalized for taking a head coaching job or moving to the NFL.

He would owe Washington if he chose to leave for another assistant position at the college level. If he were to leave for such a job prior to the 2023 Pac-12 Championship, he’d owe UW his full $2 million salary. That number would drop to 75% of his annual pay if he left prior to the 2024 conference title game and then 50% of his annual pay if he departed prior to the 2025 game.

Grubb and eight other UW assistants received extensions this offseason, per Vorel. Grubb received a two-year extension while eight other Husky assistants received one-year extensions through 2024. The only Husky assistant who did not receive a raise/extension is cornerbacks coach Juice Brown. His contract is set to expire after the 2023 season.

The rest of the assistant coaching staff’s salary information can be seen here.

According to USA Today’s college football salary database (which only includes public universities), only six programs had an assistant salary pool that matched or exceeded the one Washington will carry into the 2023 season. They included Ohio State, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Texas A&M, and Texas.

That’s company that — outside of Texas — is contending for and winning national championships.

UW hopes to do just that in 2023.