SEATTLE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Officials at the University of Washington say new football coach Keith Gilbertson has signed his four-year contract.
Gilbertson had been the team's offensive coordinator before being named to succeed the Rick Neuheisel, who was fired in the wake of a controversy over betting in NCAA basketball pools.
Gilbertson says he just wants to coach and end the headlines.
"I want a whistle and I want the chalk," Gilbertson told the Seattle Times. "This is what I think and this is what you think, and we can meet someplace in the middle. Let's do it and go. I want to coach the team."
The paper reported that the contract calls for a base salary of $420,000 per season and could double with income from radio and television shows and postseason appearances. He also will get a country club membership.
Gilbertson, 55, has been an assistant at Washington since 1999. He was a head coach at California from 1992-95, and at Idaho from 1986-88, posting a combined record of 48-35.