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Clemson Rewards Head Coach Dabo Swinney with Contract Extension

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Coming off an 11-2 season and an Orange Bowl win over Ohio State, Clemson has rewarded head football coach Dabo Swinney with an eight-year contract extension.

Swinney's new deal is worth $27.15 million, and will keep him in Clemson through the 2021 season.

Clemson hired Swinney back in 2008 and his first three seasons at the helm were were underwhelming as the team won just 19 games during that span.

But the three seasons have seen Clemson rise to one of the top program in the country as they're won at least 10 games for three-straight seasons, the first time that's happened since 1988-90.

"Dabo is not only one of the top coaches in ACC but in the entire nation," Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a statement. "His teams have succeeded on the field, in the classroom and in the community. We're excited to have him lead our program for a long time into the future.

Overall, Swinney has gone 51-23 at Clemson and has three Bowl wins.

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