Washington and head coach Kalen DeBoer have reached an extension through 2028, the program announced Tuesday.

DeBoer, who is in his first year with the Huskies, was reportedly a top candidate for the Nebraska head coaching job. DeBoer made it clear Tuesday that he is going nowhere.

“My family and I have loved every minute of being here at this amazing institution in this world-class city,” DeBoer said in a Washington release. “We talk all the time about how it’s the people who set a place apart and Husky Nation is filled with some of the best we have ever encountered. We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received and are excited to continue to build on the amazing tradition of success we have here at the University of Washington. Go Dawgs!”

Nebraska fired Scott Frost just three games into the season after the Huskers dropped games to Northwestern and Georgia Southern. Frost was head coach of Nebraska from 2018 to 2022.

Assistant coach Mickey Joseph took over as interim head coach following Frost’s firing. Nebraska has had a forgettable season trying to navigate without its head coach going 3-8 and winning just 2 conference games.

Nebraska closes outs its season Friday afternoon as it takes on Iowa. The Hawkeyes are looking to secure the B1G West with a win.