In the past 10 years, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville has seen the termination or resignation of two athletic directors, four football or basketball coaches and two chancellors, and buyouts totaling more than $24 million.
While some of those buyouts have been paid off, UT will be paying former head football coach Butch Jones until 2021. Newly-fired Chancellor Beverly Davenport will receive 75 percent of her chancellor's salary for the next four years while she works as a faculty member in the College of Communication.
The $24 million total does not include buyouts for assistant coaching staffs.
Here's a recap of UT's buyouts over the past 10 years:
Former head football coach and current Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer got a $6 million buyout when he was fired in 2008, according to ESPN.
In 2011, men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl walked away with nearly $1 million.
Just a few months later, Athletic Director Mike Hamilton resigned, but was still paid a $1.3 million buyout.
Football coach Derek Dooley was fired in 2012, and UT just finished paying his $5 million buyout last year.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek resigned in 2016, and now holds a role in the College of Education Health and Human Sciences. He earns $340,650 per year, 75 percent of his chancellor's salary.
On Wednesday, the university announced the firing of Chancellor Beverly Davenport effective July 1. She will become a faculty member of the College of Communication & Information, and will earn $438,750 per year — 75 percent of her chancellor's salary — for the next four years. After four years, Davenport's salary will be adjusted to the average base salary of faculty members in the department.