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Clemson coach Swinney gets eight-year deal

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jan 18 2014 11:08:52 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 18 2014 11:08:53 AM CST

Clemson 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 Post and Courier reported that Swinney will make about $3.4 million per year. He made $2.2 million in 2013.

"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.

Clemson defeated Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.