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Balancing wins and losses with dollars and cents

Updated: November 27, 2012, 3:50 AM ET
Associated Press

(Updates. With AP Photos.)

By RALPH D. RUSSO

AP College Football Writer

Deciding whether to fire a college football coach often comes down to balancing wins and losses with dollars and cents.

Five coaches were fired Sunday, including Gene Chizik at Auburn just two years after he led the Tigers to a national championship. The five schools are on the hook for about $14 million in buyouts to their former employees. Auburn owes Chizik $7.5 million.

That's a lot of money ...

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