Sport 6 college football coaches who would be fired tomorrow if buyouts didn't exist

01:27  01 december  2019
01:27  01 december  2019 Source:   12up.com

Utah passes Oklahoma as Oregon, Penn State fall out of top 10 in latest Amway Coaches Poll

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Ferentz is one of at least seven football coaches who would be owed at least million in guaranteed money if he were fired on Dec. “There are lots of coaches , but not all are able to win and generate money,” said Greenberg, who has written about coaches ’ buyouts for the Marquette

And then something weird happened: few got fired . Whether it was due to large buyouts or athletic director stubbornness or patience, many high-profile coaches on the Eichorst and Perlman do not want to take the risk of replacing the football coach , and have no interest in spending .5 million to

With college football's 2019 regular season coming to an end after Saturday's slate of Week 12 rivalry games, it is officially time to start deliberating which head coaches' seats have become hot enough to earn them a pink slip.

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It goes without saying that a plethora of programs have underperformed this campaign, but some bosses are downright deserving of a swift hook -- if only firings weren't so expensive in the era of big contract buyouts. With that in mind, let's identify six coaches who'd be axed right here, right now if the price tag wasn't so steep.

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If college football fans learned anything this season, it’s that no dollar amount is too high when breaking a head coach ’s contract; even if the It’s impossible to guess when or if Bobo, MacIntyre, or their respective schools will be forced address these buyout terms, but one thing remains clear.

College football fans love to criticize coaches . Thanks to contractual buyout clauses and guaranteed payments, removing a head coach can be an expensive endeavor. What's more, athletic departments tend to clean house when firing a coach , so buyouts for coordinators and assistant

6. Matt Luke, Ole Miss

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The Rebels just haven't taken the necessary strides since Matt Luke was appointed as the interim head coach back in 2017. Since then, he has led Ole Miss to a pedestrian 15-21 record, including a 4-8 mark in 2019 after Thursday's loss to Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Being ask to take over the mess that Hugh Freeze left behind is demanding, but Luke might have been an interim head coach for a reason: his limited upside.

5. Chip Kelly, UCLA

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Remember when Chip Kelly's hiring was supposed to have fellow Pac 12 teams shaking in their boots? Well, the Bruins mustered just three wins in Chip's first year at the helm and have just four Ws to account for in 2019, with a shot at five if they defeat Cal on Saturday. A coach with Kelly's resume, regardless of the potential of his roster, should be producing better results. Luckily for him, he has buyouts to thank for him still having a job.

Odom fired as Mizzou head coach after four seasons

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Arizona State fires coach Todd Graham; per contract, he’s owed buyout of nearly .3 million that Would such buyouts exist if athletes were being compensated at their market rates? Per contracts, buyouts that would be owed Arizona State assistants include: Phil Bennett: 2,500 Billy Napier

What if a college football team paid not only its own head coach but another one? It happens all the time — practically every time a team fires a coach . Thanks to ever-faster turnover, with Research was contributed by Robert Lattinville, an agent at Spencer Fane who collaborates with USA Today on

4. Will Muschamp, South Carolina

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No, pulling off a road upset in Athens over Georgia is NOT enough to convince us that Muschamp deserves to keep his job. We are now two long years removed from the Gamecocks' 9-4 2017 campaign. Since then, Coach Boom has led South Carolina to records of 6-7, 7-6, and, most recently, 4-8 this year. They've been one of the nation's prototypical "this is finally the year" teams, and they just never deliever under Muschamp.

3. Steve Addazio, Boston College

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Can somebody please explain why Boston College is so accepting of mediocrity? It's felt as though the Eagles have needed a change of scenery for YEARS now. Across six seasons, Addazio has amassed a middling 43-44 record. He's literally the preeminent .500 coach, or, in other words, the Jeff Fisher of college football. In a lackluster ACC, that's just no good.

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The million buyout figure doesn’ t take into account amounts that will come off some schools’ books as fired coaches fulfill obligations to find new jobs that Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier would be owed almost million more. -- Buyouts by Arkansas and Nebraska to athletics directors whose

Purdue, which is having a woeful stretch of football , garners most of the unfortunate headlines as far as bad Big Ten football programs though. ESPN Unveils What New Year’s 6 Bowl Games Would Be After Playoff Reveal.

2. Clay Helton, USC

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Folks, there is a reason that USC is tabbed as the most alluring potential coaching opening in college football -- it's because Helton doesn't have much of a future. Urban Meyer rumors wouldn't be swirling if athletic director Mike Bohn wasn't already pondering moving on from Helton. He would've been gone yesterday if not for sky-high buyouts, but expect the Trojans to make it official in the near future.

1. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

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Mark Dantonio's inclusion here isn't an indictment on the illustrious resume he's built in East Lansing, but 13 years is a LONG time to remain at one program. The Spartans simply haven't sustained success in recent years, as 2017 marked the last time they won 10 games. They only won seven in 2018 and are on the verge of missing out on bowl eligibility this season. Sparty's recent shortcomings suggest new blood is needed.

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Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as football coach .
Colorado State has hired Steve Addazio as its head football coach. Addazio wasn't out of work long after being fired by Boston College on Dec. 1. He was 44-44 in seven seasons with the Eagles. The 60-year-old Addazio steps in for Mike Bobo, who resigned last week after reaching a financial settlement with Colorado State. Bobo is now the offensive coordinator at South Carolina. Addazio inherits a Colorado State team that is coming off a second straight losing season.Before arriving at Boston College, Addazio was in charge for two seasons at Temple. And before that, he was an assistant coach on Florida teams that won national championships.

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