Big buyouts in the Big Ten

Here are 12 potential buyout payments for Big Ten coaches (Penn State and Northwestern do not share public documents). Had these coaches been fired one season after signing their most recent contracts, these are their maximum potential payments, in millions:

Tom Izzo, Michigan $22.9

Thad Matta, Ohio State $16.5

Mark Turgeon, Maryland $16.2

Tom Crean, Indiana $14

Matt Painter, Purdue $9.8

Richard Pitino, Minnesota $7.1

John Beilein, Michigan $6

Tim Miles, Nebraska $5

Bo Ryan, ex-Wisconsin* $4.7

Fran McCaffery, Iowa $3.8

John Groce, Illinois $3.2

Steve Pikiell, Rutgers $1

*Ryan resigned on Dec. 16, 2015. Greg Gard’s contract has not been finalized.