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College coaches collect millions when schools want to get rid of them

LOS ANGELES - The rising price of big-time college football is reflected in dry language buried within the 2 1/2-page contract extension Jim Mora signed with UCLA last year.

Sixty-one words detail the bill for UCLA to fire the coach without cause: "Eighty percent of the Base Salary and Talent Fee remaining to be paid ... "

That meant the school could owe Mora more than $12 million after dismissing him last month. That's almost as much as UCLA's $13.6 million tab for athletic scholarships in the 2015-16 fiscal year, according to

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