In today’s economy, securing one income is hard enough as it is. It’s even more difficult to find a job that pays you after you’re no longer doing it.

But if you’re a college football coach — specifically a recently fired one — chances are you still collecting a salary from one of your former schools despite being nowhere near that campus. It’s definitely nice “work” if you can get it.

Here’s a list of coaches with SEC ties who are still “getting it” — paid that is — by their ex-employers.

Gene Chizik: The former Auburn coach, who was fired by the Tigers on Nov. 25, 2012, has an estimated remaining buyout of three monthly payments of $200,000, according to ESPN. Not bad for a guy who went 11-14 in his final two seasons on the Plains after leading Cam Newton and Co. to a 14-0 mark and the BCS National Championship in 2010. Chizik, 53, who was hired as North Carolina’s defensive coordinator in January, secured a three-year deal worth more than $2 million from the Tar Heels, who were no doubt impressed by his 3-0 career mark in bowl games and the 2005 national title he won with Texas as the Longhorns’ co-defensive coordinator.

Will Muschamp: Not only is the former Florida head coach still technically on the Gators’ payroll, Auburn’s new defensive coordinator is being paid $1.6 million this season by the Tigers, which means his combined income for 2015 is approximately $3.7 million. That is some serious head coaching-like cash for a guy who has been recruiting against Florida while trying to land players for Auburn. The Gators fired Muschamp, 44, on Nov. 16, 2014, after he went 28-21 in four seasons in Gainesville. Coincidentally, the amount Florida is paying Muschamp and his replacement, Jim McElwain, this year is nearly what Urban Meter will be getting from Ohio State this season — $5.8 million. That sounds like a year-long migraine for Florida AD Jeremy Foley. And that’s not including the large buyout the Gators owed Colorado State to free McElwain from his previous contract.

Derek Dooley: After getting canned by the Volunteers on Nov. 18, 2012, Dooley still has about 15 monthly payments of $104,167 coming to him from Tennessee. Dooley, 47, who is currently the wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys, finished 15-21 in his three seasons at Tennessee, including a 4-19 mark in SEC games. But all I really remember about him was his penchant for wearing orange pants during his days in Knoxville.

Ellis Johnson: The 63-year-old, who was terminated as Southern Mississippi’s head coach after his terrible 0-12 season with the Golden Eagles in 2012, might have been more of a disaster as the defensive coordinator for Auburn. The school fired him last November after the Tigers lost four of their final five games while surrendering at least 34 points in each of those defeats. Johnson, who is receiving one last annual buyout payment of 330,000 from Southern Miss, is still owed almost $2.2 million by Auburn, according to

Bo Pelini: As far as other coaches who are still being paid not to lead their former teams, the former Nebraska head man has about 43 monthly payments left in his estimated remaining buyout from the Cornhuskers. But don’t worry about Pelini, 47; he has landed on his feet as the head coach at Youngstown State.

But the former coach with the biggest buyout racket — I mean unemployed salary bracket — is ex-Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who will have been paid nearly $25 million by December of 2016 by several schools while sitting on his duff. It’s amazing how much Weis’ ties to the New England Patriots have paid off for him. We all should be so lucky to be part of Bill Belichick’s coaching tree.