North Carolina State has fired football coach Tom O'Brien.....Yow said O'Brien's buyout would be $1.2 million over four years."
"The University of Tennessee announced today that Derek Dooley will not return as the head football coach of the Vols. Dooley's contract runs through 2016 and includes a $5 million buyout."
3. No college football coach ever coaches without a contract (including a specified buyout) and NEVER goes into the last year of a contract, much less the 2nd to last year of a contract.