Clemson to pay football assistants $4.42 million

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm •  Published: July 1, 2014
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson will pay its football assistants $4.42 million next season and they have contracts that lock up coach Dabo Swinney's staff for the next two years.

The contracts were released Tuesday to The Associated Press.

Offensive coordinator Chad Morris was the only assistant who did not have his deal redone and he remains Clemson's highest-paid at $1.3 million a season.

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables will make $875,000 in salary and compensation next season, a raise from the $800,000 he'd earned his first two years at Clemson since coming over from Oklahoma.

Defensive ends coach Marion Hobby, also co-defensive coordinator, is the next highest-paid assistant at $400,000 after receiving a $25,000 raise in his two-year deal.

Defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks, offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell and tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Danny Pearman will each make $340,000 next fall.

Defensive backs coach Mike Reed will make $285,000 next fall, receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott will earn $275,000 and running backs coach Tony Elliott will make $265,000.

Seven assistants were given deals that expire on January 31, 2016 while Venables' contract is through January 2017.

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