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A great coach is worth his weight in gold. An overpaid coach? He can derail your program for years and years. These guys aren’t earning their keep.

1. Mel Tucker, Michigan State

— $95 million guaranteed over 10 years looks foolish after a bad loss to Maryland and a 2-3 start. This could get embarrassing very quickly.

Michigan State's head coach Mel Tucker, right, celebrates with Jarek Broussard after his touchdown against Akron during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.

Michigan State's head coach Mel Tucker, right, celebrates with Jarek Broussard after his touchdown against Akron during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.

2. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M

— The $85 million buyout is talked about often and Fisher makes $9 million a year for what? A top ranked recruiting class but pedestrian results on the field and a below average offense.

Oct 1, 2022; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher stands on the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

Oct 1, 2022; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher stands on the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

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3. David Shaw, Stanford

— Shaw never gets talked about but he’s receiving $9 million a year by most estimates and the Stanford team hasn’t been dangerous since CMC was there.

Oct 1, 2022; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw reacts after a play during the second half against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks won the game 45-27.

Oct 1, 2022; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw reacts after a play during the second half against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks won the game 45-27.

4. Steve Sarkisian, Texas

— He’s making more than $5 million a year and the ups and downs have been rough. Well, the ups have been rare and losses to teams like Texas Tech continue.

Sep 3, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian before the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks in the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 3, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian before the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks in the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

5. Dana Holgorsen, Houston

— He makes $4 million a year at a Group of Five program that is 2-3 and under performing badly.

Sep 30, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars head coach Dana Holgorsen looks on during Tulane Green Wave drive in overtime at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Sep 30, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars head coach Dana Holgorsen looks on during Tulane Green Wave drive in overtime at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.