Clemson and coach Dabo Swinney agreed to a new 10-year, $93 million deal on Friday, making it the largest deal in college football history.
Swinney, who has won two national championships with the Tigers, is on par to make the same average salary as Alabama coach Nick Saban. Both are set to average $9.3 over the course of their respective deals.
I did think this part was interesting:
If Swinney were to leave for another collegiate head coaching position in the first two years of his deal, the buyout would be $4 million. But the buyout increases to $6 million if he were to leave for Alabama over the next two years. There is no buyout if he leaves for an NFL job.
I can't say he hasn't earned it. But the "don't pay the players" argument gets harder to make after every one of these deals.