Jeff Long, fired as University of Arkansas athletic director at the end of a disappointing football season along with coach Bret Bielema, has been hired as athletic director at Kansas.

Here’s Kansas City Star analysis.

He was making almost $1.3 million a year when he was booted with a contract that provided $1 million-a-year severance payments. The UA put total severance at $4.6 million, but said it could be “mitigated” by outside earnings. The UA obligation should be fully mitigated because it says here Long, 58, will be paid $1.5 million a year for five years.