I just don't get it. Coaches are hired to be fired and now everybody is throwing around guaranteed contracts like it's candy. IMO, there are only a couple coaches that I consider TRULY ELITE and Franklin and Jimbo are not on that list. I can see Saban and maybe Dabo getting guaranteed contracts, but they have a long record of success, including winning NCs. I've seen reports that LSU could be offering up to 12 million a year, which is ludicrous and a horrible mistake. The last thing LSU needs is a huge, long term, guaranteed contract that will cripple the program for years to come. Statistics show the average college football coach is fired after about four years on the job. So why are guaranteed contracts suddenly being offered? I guess as long as the fans agree to keep purchasing tickets at outrageous prices, no price is too high. Still, I just don't get it!