The head coach of the Clemson Tigers, Dabo Swinney, just agreed to a pretty sweet deal. After winning the National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide and putting an end to their dream of a perfect season, Clemson decided they should probably keep this guy around for awhile.
According to CBS Sports, Clemson and Swinney have agreed to an eight-year contract extension worth $6.75 million dollars per year. If you think you read that wrong, you didn’t. It is worth $6.75 million PER YEAR. Clemson really doesn’t want this guy going anywhere, and I mean who could blame them after their performance in the national title game. It was one for the ages.
Swinney released this statement after the news was announced according to CBS Sports, “I want to thank President Clements, Dan Radakovich and his team, the Board of Trustees, and the entire Clemson family. My family and I have been extremely blessed to be part of such an incredible university and community for the past 14 years. This contract makes a strong statement. It is a mutual commitment reflective of the program we have built and continue to build at Clemson. The Clemson family does so much to support our program and I couldn’t be more proud to be your head coach.”
The coach will also recive a $1.5 million signing bonus and with either a national title game appearance, national title win, semifinal appearance, or an ACC Championship. He could make up to $1 million dollars in incentives alone, according to CBS Sports.
Swinney’s record after nine seasons with Clemson is 89-28.