Possible explanation for Ringo's $2.25 mm to terminate this staff the contracts clearly state that JE and EB would be owed $750,000 in total if terminated at the end of the year. What about the extra $1.5 mm?? No other coaches are on long-term contracts. The only possibility that occurs to me is that each asst coach, and maybe other staffers, are possibly paid thru June 30, which is the fiscal year end at CU. Assuming the pool for asst coaching salaries is $2 mm+, that might add at least $1 mm+ to the cost of the buyout.