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Swinney's secret for top assistants

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08:19 AM ET 06.12 | Perhaps Clemson will indeed remain a proud member of the ACC for years to come. Did you notice the news release last week about Tigers coach Dabo Swinney's new contract? Both he and the chair of the Board of Trustees mention succeeding in the ACC for years to come. ... Speaking of which, one thing to remember about Swinney's new contract, which will pay him $1.965 million per year (before incentives) through 2017. His previous contract had an incentive clause for winning the ACC that called for Swinney to make more than $2.2 million per year. However, Swinney directed the university to carve out $274,000 annually of what he should receive and put that money in the pot for his assistants. That's why Swinney is able to attract top assistant coaches.

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June 12, 2012  08:50 AM ET

That's a lot of money to get blown out by a BE team come bowl time.

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June 12, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Sure, this has never happened before.

June 12, 2012  09:47 AM ET

money and pot, that is all I got outta this article

June 12, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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money and pot, that is all I got outta this article

Hippy Weed, is that you with blaqk's avi?

June 12, 2012  10:39 AM ET

Can't anybody keep a secret? Jeesh, now everyone will do the same thing.

June 12, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Can't anybody keep a secret? Jeesh, now everyone will do the same thing.

Didn't Chiz do this too? That's how he kept Malzahn around, at least for a while.

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June 12, 2012  03:41 PM ET
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Didn't Chiz do this too? That's how he kept Malzahn around, at least for a while.

Yeah, he did. Gave up some if his pay to increase the salary of assistants. I'd say he got his money's worth with Malzahn, but if he paid a nickel for Roof, he really got ripped off.

June 12, 2012  03:56 PM ET

If only Dools shared Swinney's ability to hold together a staff.....

June 12, 2012  04:36 PM ET

I wonder what the $ amount is in the players pot?

 
June 12, 2012  08:43 PM ET

Swinney directed the university to carve out $274,000 annually of what he should receive and put that money in the pot for his assistants.

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