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Washington State ups earnings for Mike Leach

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LEWISTON — As the on-field performance of the Washington State football team improves, so does its coaches’ salary. WSU athletic director Bill Moos amended the contract for football coach Mike Leach to raise his annual media compensation from $100,000 per year to $600,000 per year, raising his total guaranteed annual compensation to $2.75 million.

That figure puts Leach only behind Washington’s Chris Petersen and UCLA’s Jim Mora among Pac-12 coaches, with the caveat that Stanford and USC are private schools and do not disclose coaching salaries.

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