Salaries for college football head coaches have skyrocketed over the last decade, and with an increased paycheck comes more pressure to win big early, often and consistently.
Just this past offseason, we saw Tennessee fire Derek Dooley after just three years on Rocky Top, and Auburn dismissed Gene Chizik after a four-year stint that included a BCS National Championship in year two.
Win big. Win now. Win consistently.
But it's more than just winning. A coach's job is to have a positive impact on the bottom line. After all, college football is big business these days.
So, which SEC head coaches are earning their paychecks? Quite a few.
*All salaries come from the 2012 USA Today Coaches' Salary Database unless otherwise noted.