Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, whose team lost 45-40 to Alabama in this year’s national championship game, just got a raise. His new contract will pay him more than $30 million over the next six years.
Here’s what Swinney had to say when he was asked about paying college athletes back in 2014:
“We try to teach our guys, use football to create the opportunities, take advantage of the platform and the brand and the marketing you have available to you. But as far as paying players, professionalizing college athletics, that’s where you lose me. I’ll go do something else, because there’s enough entitlement in this world as it is.”
Hats off to Dabo Swinney. Managing to make tens of millions of dollars in a non-professionalized field is an incredible achievement.