The Clemson Tigers have locked head coach Dabo Swinney up for the long haul, giving him a six-year deal that will pay $1.95 million plus bonuses per year. That number keeps him right about where he was in the great college football coaching money race.
"We look forward to our football program winning many more ACC Championships under his direction," Board of Trustees chair David Wilkins said.
Since being named the interim head coach in 2008 after Tommy Bowden's departure, Swinney's gone 29-19 and won the 2011 ACC title, also winning his division in 2009. With memories of that Orange Bowl against West Virginia still the freshest in most minds as far as Clemson goes, this might seem like an unusual time for a significant extension. But Clemson did win its conference last year and, most would argue, upgraded the rest of its coaching staff.
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