Dinner on Dabo
Let us hold something, Dabo.
April 26, 2019
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney just signed the highest contract in NCAA football history with a deal worth $92 million over 10 years. Having won two of the last three national championships, Dabo had a lot of leverage in negotiations, and honestly, Clemson couldn't afford not to pay him.
However, Clemson made sure to include clauses that would require Dabo to stay at the school, which is located in Bumfuck, SC, or pay up. If he leaves this year, he will have to pay a $4 million buyout. If he leaves and goes to Alabama (where he was a wide receiver), this amount increases to $6 million.
Also inside the deal is a clause that states he must always be in the top three highest paid coaches in the season following a season where Clemson made the College Football Playoffs.
Dabo's deal beat out the $74 million contract signed by Alabama's Nick Saban, and the $75 million contract signed by Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher.