32-18 2012 Record:
2-8 2011 Salary:
Chizik's firing would seem surprising given that he won the BCS National Championship just two seasons ago. But after losing Cam Newton to the 2011 NFL draft Chizik's team slipped to 8-5, and when offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn left to coach Arkansas State this season Auburn promptly got off to a 2-8 start. That's not a good look for one of the sport's highest-paid coaches. It would cost Auburn around $7.5 million to buyout Chizik's contract, and we say it's a price worth paying to get out of the SEC's cellar. (AP Photo) More From Forbes
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