KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — It’s no secret that Derek Dooley’s contract buyout is expensive.
But what about the rest of his staff?
We broke down the numbers in today’s News Sentinel. At a minimum, UT will owe $5.6 million. The total could grow by another $3.7 million depending on how quickly assistant coaches find jobs and how much they are paid in their new positions.
But the details add some context. Contrary to popular belief, there is no lump-sum payment. All the money would be paid out monthly over the life of the contracts. And most assistant coaches should be able to find other jobs to defray the amount owed by Tennessee.