Clemson sweetens, extends Swinney’s deal through ’21

clemfoot-daboClemson coach Dabo Swinney agreed to an eight-year contract that will keep him at the school through the 2021 season.

The new deal was announced by the school Saturday. Financial details were not released but the Charleston Post and Courier reported that Swinney will make about $3.4 million per year. He made $2.2 million in 2013, gving him a raise of more than 50 percent.

“I’m extremely excited and appreciative for the opportunity to continue to build our program under the leadership of President Jim Clements and our athletic director Dan Radakovich,” Swinney said in a statement. “The future of Clemson University is extremely bright and the future of our football program is as well. While we have accomplished many goals, we still have several out there to reach and we will continue to work to get there.”

In six years under Swinney, the Tigers are 51-23 overall and 33-12 in the ACC. Clemson is 22-4 over the past two seasons after defeating Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, those four losses came against two of their biggest rivals – Florida State, which won the ACC and BSC national championship, and instate rival South Carolina, which has beaten Clemson five years in a row.

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