'You're fired! Now take this money'
Established college football coaches often don't go gently into the good night of dismissal. Not only have the big boys crossed the $2 million-a-season salary threshold, but their attorneys have learned how to structure their contracts so the university must pay through the roof if fickle boosters try running them off campus.If he's fired, for example, Tommy Tuberville, who could lecture on the sins of booster involvement, would collect $7 million from Auburn.
It's bowl season, when the livin' gets a lot easier for coaches who stand to make some big-time bucks in bonuses. Mike Fish
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