Clemson to pay their their football coaching assistants $4.42 million

The Associated Press reported, Clemson will reward their football coaching assistants with a raise.  Clemson’s contracts for the assistant caching staff in 2014 will total $4.4 million next season, with the staff being locked in for two years.

In the beginning of this year, fresh off of the win against Ohio State, head coach Dabo Swinney was rewarded with an 8 year contract extension (runs through 2021) and reportedly will make over $3 million per seaon.

A couple examples of the salaries:

Offensive coordinator Chad Morris will be paid $1.3 million.  At one time, Morris had been the highest paid assistant in the game.  Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart has that title after he received a raise that pushed his salary to $1.385 million.

Clemson’s defensive coordinator Brent Venables will be paid $875,000 in 2014, an increase of $75,000 from last season’s salary.

And the reward for another great season will come in the form of a bonus ranging from $10,000 per coach should the Clemson Tigers qualify for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game to $85,000 if the team wins the new College Football Playoff title.

Being able to keep an entire coaching staff together is critical when it comes to building and growing a program. It’s called stability and that is what Clemson is hoping for with these raises.  Perhaps they will overcome Florida State and make that ACC Championship Game.