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Football: A busy day in the Pac-12

In case you missed, lots of Pac-12 football news on Tuesday:

— To make sure Jim Mora Jr. didn’t bolt to his alma mater at Washington, UCLA gives him a contract extension that will keep him in Westwood through 2019.

— New USC coach Steve Sarkisian expects to be a powerhouse recruiter in the L.A. area.

— Columnist Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times says Sarkisian shouldn’t be confused with his friend and predecessor Lane Kiffin.

— Where does Washington turn for its next football coach?

— Quarterback Marcus Mariota assures that Oregon will remain a major player in the Pac-12 next year by announcing he will forgo the NFL draft and return to school.

Jeff Faraudo