Nebraska Leads Power Five in Coach Severance Payouts

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The University of Nebraska was recognized by a new study as having spent more on firing coaches than any other university in the Power Five.

Since 2005, Nebraska has fired head football coaches Bill Callahan, Bo Pelini and Mike Riley, and men’s basketball coaches Doc Sadler and Tim Miles. The total cost to the university comes in at just under $28 million in severance pay, according to the NCAA financial reports obtained in a public records request by AthleticDirectorU, which covered 52 public Power Five universities. 

Nebraska ranked first in severance spending for coaches, ahead of Auburn, Florida, Kansas and UCLA.

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