Fairly or not, the credit — or blame — for good or bad seasons in college football tends to fall on the head coach. When their performances are assessed, their salary is one of the first things that comes up. Salary information for those at public institutions is readily available, and many athletic departments and boosters are willing to pony up big bucks to bring in big-name coaches with an expectations of results. As we’ve seen time and time again, the results don’t necessarily follow, no matter how big a name the coach is.
With that in mind, here’s a look at 15 coaches who haven’t lived up to the expectations of their significant salaries in 2017. Salary data comes from USA Today’s NCAA salary database.