Contracts, Dabo related

Discussion in 'Fighting Gamecocks Forum' started by Cola Born and Raised, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. Cola Born and Raised

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    Oct 30, 2019
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    The following is from 2009 and Dabo's first contract.

    "Dabo Swinney will earn at least $800,000 a year as Clemson’s football coach -- four times what he made as Tigers receivers coach and a little more than the school will pay this year as part of Tommy Bowden’s buyout.

    COLUMBIA -- Dabo Swinney will earn at least $800,000 a year as Clemson’s football coach -- four times what he made as Tigers receivers coach and a little more than the school will pay this year as part of Tommy Bowden’s buyout.

    Swinney entered last year earning $200,000. Then in October, he was moved to interim head coach when Bowden walked away after 9½ seasons.
    Swinney quickly infused the players and fans with his enthusiasm and call for back-to-basics, “all in,” Clemson football.
    The Tigers went 4-2, closing the regular season with three straight victories which included a crowd-pleasing 31-14 victory against rival South Carolina.
    Swinney’s deal, released Thursday after open record requests from The Associated Press and other media outlets, guarantees him a base salary of $250,000 and outside income such camp fees and media agreements of at least $550,000.
    Should Swinney remain to the end of his five-year agreement, the school would pay him $750,000.
    Other benefits include a country-club membership, use of two fullsize cars and tickets to Clemson football, basketball and baseball games.
    While Swinney’s package is a sizeable raise from his first years as a Clemson assistant, it’s nowhere near what many college football coaches make.
    South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier earns more than $1.77 million plus incentives.
    Bowden’s last contract guaranteed him more than $1.8 million. He’ll still receive a check of close to $600,000 in 2009 as part of his $3.5 million buyout.
    Clemson administrators made sure not to get saddled with such a large separation package in Swinney’s contract.
    If Swinney is fired without cause by Clemson, he’d only be entitled to $750,000 no matter how many years are left on the deal.
    Swinney can walk away from the school at any time without penalty.
    There are built-in incentives ranging from $10,000 for eight victories to $50,000 for 12 wins.
    Swinney’s contract would increase dramatically should the Tigers reach or win the Atlantic Coast Conference title.
    Should Clemson win the Atlantic Division, Swinney would be guaranteed a salary package of not less than the median compensation of all ACC football coaches.
    If Clemson wins the ACC title and reaches the Bowl Championship Series, Swinney would get a raise of not less than the average of the ACC’s seven highest-paid football coaches.
    Triggering either clause would easily double the 39-year-old Swinney’s current salary."

    So a few things one is Dabo's initial buyout is the same as Champ's bonus for a four win season, that is insane. He only got a raised in his contract if he won the division, however Champ got a raise after going 7-5 in year 3 last year. Dabo's contract was extremely low, especially considering Clemson was a top 10 team entering 2008.

    Basically I put this up to point out two things, if we fired Champ the next coach should be a young group of 5 coach that is paid something similar to Dabo's contract.
    Two we should only reward coaches for actually winning things, or having a top 10 recruiting class or doing something that is moving the program in the right direction.
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  2. DocSmith89

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    Agreed. The pay structure at USC is the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s like USC’s trying to prove that they can pay just like the big boys, the only problem is they don’t hire the coaches like the big boys do. It must come from some inferiority complex.
  3. playerhater66

    playerhater66 Member
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    This was a decade ago so probably safe to just go ahead and add $3-3.5 Million to the total numbers and buyout. Low midlevel to bad G5 coaches are making that now. lowest compensated SEC head coach makes slightly over $3 Million
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  4. ShadowWeasel

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    Aug 8, 2019
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    He was by far the lowest paid coach in the conference. And when his raises kicked in, he didn’t take them. He instead pushed that money towards raises for the coordinators and position coaches.
    And muschamp won’t let any of his staff speak to the media.
  5. uscalumni

    uscalumni Well-Known Member
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    Aiken, SC
    Muschamp will be set for life no matter how the Gamecocks turn out. This is my opinion only, but he could be more financially motivated to shit the bed than to recruit, coach, develop and compete in the SEC.

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  6. 75CarolinaFan

    75CarolinaFan Well-Known Member
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    We don't pay recruits.

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  7. GamecockJL

    GamecockJL Well-Known Member
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    Pay what they’re worth. Mike Bobo will not be worth 1.5 million. (I’m guessing we’ll get him for 1.5 mil)
  8. traildust55

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    Sep 22, 2019
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    slow as itch, seven year kind...

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