You’re fired – with pay

Contract buyouts that would be owed to Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches.

By Christopher Schnaars and Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY

Source: Data from the schools obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

Notes: Based on termination without cause on Dec. 1, 2016. If mitigation and offset are not addressed in contract, coach still may have obligation to make efforts in that regard. Amounts do not take into account per-day pro-rating for a partial contract year. Figures for Air Force, Navy, Pittsburgh, Temple and private schools not available. Coaches at Mississippi, Mississippi State have contracts with private foundations that declined to disclose their portions of buyouts that would be owed. Does not include longevity and/or retention payments.