Dabo Swinney signs largest college football contract ever

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Friday, April 26 2019 Apr 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 12:31 PM April 26, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

Associated Press

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed to the biggest contract in college football history, paying him $92 million over the next 10 years.

Trustees approved the contract Friday, which runs through 2028. Swinney has led the Tigers to two national titles in three seasons.

Swinney contract has a few unusual points. His buyout is significantly higher if he leaves Clemson for his alma mater Alabama. Swinney must pay $4 million if he leaves Clemson before the end of this year, but that increases to $6 million if he coaches the Crimson Tide.

The deal also requires Swinney to be one of the three highest paid coaches in college football any season after his team makes the playoff semifinals or he can leave without penalty.

Nick Saban signed a $74 million, eight year deal with Alabama and Jimbo Fisher has a 10 year, $75 million contract with Texas A&M.


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