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April 13, 2007
Mailbag: Big money means big expectations
Olin Buchanan is the senior college football writer for Rivals.com. He will be on the road throughout the spring bringing you scoop from campuses across the nation.The Southeastern Conference has four football coaches who have won national championships and another that guided his team to an undefeated campaign - all within the last 11 seasons.
Still another has a team that's a strong contender for the national championship in 2007.
Big-time production means big-time paydays, and that's especially true in the SEC. The conference's list of coaches seems just as likely to appear in Forbes as it would on Rivals.com.
But great success comes with great expectations, and failing to meet them may eventually result in going from the Forbes list to the unemployment line.
Some might wonder if any of these highly successful coaches would ever be in danger of losing their jobs. In fact, at least one Rivals.com reader does.
Olin Buchanan is the senior national college football writer for Rivals.com. To send him a question or comment for his Friday Mailbag, click here.