Fired coaches: Who's making what?
Thirteen college football coaches, who were fired during or after the 2011 season, will be paid in excess of $27 million. Here are the buyout numbers (notes: Mike Sherman is disputing buyout numbers; Bobby Petrino, who was fired for cause, would have been due $18 million buyout):
COACH SCHOOL BUYOUT
Neil Callaway UAB $441,000
Dennis Erickson Arizona State $753,122.71
Steve Fairchild Colorado State $350,000
Turner Gill Kansas $6 million
Rob Ianello Akron $250,000
Mike Locksley New Mexico $300,000
Rick Neuheisel UCLA $250,000
Houston Nutt Mississippi $6 million
Bobby Petrino Arkansas $0@
Larry Porter Memphis $2.25 million
Mike Sherman Texas A&M $5.8 million#
Mike Stoops Arizona $1.4 million
Paul Wulff Washington State $800,000
Ron Zook Illinois $2.6 million
# — Number is disputed by Sherman representatives, who say he is owed $8.8 million.
@ — Fired for cause and isn't pursuing buyout, which would have been $18 million.