Clemson awarded Dabo Swinney with a 10-year contract worth $93 million on Friday, the richest contract ever for a college football coach.
The previous high was an eight-year, $74 million deal for Alabama’s Nick Saban last season.
“I am grateful and humbled by the incredible commitment Clemson has made to me, my family and our football program,” the 49-year-old Swinney said in a statement.
“With this contract, we make a collective statement that we intend to continue pursuing championships and developing total student-athletes for years to come.”
The Tigers are coming off their second national title in three seasons, capped by a dominant 44-16 win over Alabama to end a perfect 15-0 season.
The deal calls for a $4 million buyout should Swinney leave in the first two years of the deal for another school — $6 million if that school is Alabama — according to ESPN.
The Clemson board of trustees approved the contract.