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Dabo Swinney receives a new eight-year contract

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

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Dabo Swinney has gone 51-23 in six seasons at Clemson. (USATSI)

Dabo Swinney will be running down the hill at Clemson Memorial Stadium for years to come.

On Saturday the school announced that it had agreed to a new eight-year deal with its football coach, which will keep Swinney at Clemson through the 2021 season.

"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. Kathleen and I are looking forward to continuing to be a part of the great community of Clemson, the Upstate and the state of South Carolina."

While details of the new deal weren't released, Aaron Brenner of the Post and Courier reports that Swinney will be paid $27.15 million over the course of the deal, which would average out to roughly $3.4 million per season. Swinney made $2.2 million in 2013.

Swinney has been at Clemson for six seasons, going 51-23 overall and 33-12 in ACC play. In the last two seasons the Tigers have gone 22-4 and 14-2 overall, and this year they finished the season with a win over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.

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