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Dabo Swinney Signs 10-Year, $93M Extension With Clemson

Apr 26, 2019 12:20 PM

Dabo Swinney has agreed to a 10-year, $93 million contract extension with Clemson.

Swinney's deal is the largest coaching deal in college football history.

Clemson has won the national championship under Swinney in 2016 and 2018. Clemson also reached the 2015 national championship.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Nick Saban: Late Round Picks Who Leave School Early Lose Out

Apr 7, 2019 8:29 AM

Nick Saban says late round prospects who leave school early lose out on the process.

Seven of Alabama's underclassmen declared for this month's NFL draft.

"Now, we have guys that have no draft grades, seventh-round grades, free-agent grades, fifth-round grades that are going out of the draft. And the person that loses in that is the player," Saban said after Alabama's spring game. "If you're a third-round draft pick, and we had one here last year -- I'm not going to say any names -- goes and starts for his team, so he's making third-round money, which is not that great. He'd be the first guy taken at his position this year, probably, and make $15-18 million more.

"So, the agent makes out, the club makes out, and now they've got a guy that's going to play for that kind of money for three more years, all right? And everybody out there's saying, 'Well, get to your next contract.' Well, there's obviously 50 percent of these guys never getting to a next contract. And that doesn't mean all the rest of them got to one, either."


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