(AP) Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history.
University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal Friday. It runs through 2028 and includes two new clauses to make sure Swinney stays with the Tigers and stays one of the sports best-paid coaches as long as he keeps winning.
The buyout in Swinneys contract increases significantly if he leaves Clemson to coach at Alabama, where he was a walk-on wide receiver and assistant coach in the 1990s. Swinney must pay $4 million if he leaves Clemson before the end of this year, but the buyout increases to $6 million if he coaches the Crimson Tide.