Arkansas paid its last coach $6.1 million per year (including buyout)

It will be interesting to see how much the program is willing or able to pay for the next one.

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So, to be technically correct, they end up paying him essentially what he would have gotten if they (the BOT) had not breached the contract. Sounds fair to me.

This is assuming Arkansas pays Bielema $11.8 million. Remember that is offset by future employment. I suspect Arkansas will end up owing him less than that.

Agreed. That is technically correct. So, the amount could go down.