Contracts don't mean jack squat. Not to the players, not to the GM's, and not to the coaches. Witness Nick Saben's recent job change (which was on ESPN yesterday, ALL NICK SABEN ALL THE TIME!). For weeks, he was saying that he was not going to take the job. A few days after the season ends, and he takes the job.
When did a contract become nothing more than a piece of paper that listed your salary that you could wipe your ass with at a moment's notice?