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College Football Coaches Who Should Be Fired In 2012

We've selected the ten college football coaches who most ought to be fired based on recent performance and how much it would cost to buyout their remaining contracts. We also factored in each school's financial situation, which is why Tennessee's Derek Dooley leads the list while Maryland's Randy Edsall is found toward the end.

With the exception of Arkansas interim head coach John L. Smith, we also gave first-year head coaches a pass. It's difficult to judge a coach on a single season's record, especially when he doesn't have a chance to recruit his own players. So while coaches like Weis and Southern Mississippi's Ellis Johnson are rapidly losing fan support at their respective schools, short tenures keep them off our list. (AP)

Note: USA Today's college football coach salary database was used to determine 2011 salaries where applicable.

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