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.