Clemson did not win the national title in 2017, but it was still a successful campaign in Death Valley East. The Tigers claimed a third consecutive ACC championship and made a third straight College Football Playoff trip -- and then returned their entire best-in-the-nation defensive line and signed one of the best pound-for-pound recruiting classes in the modern era of recruiting.
The 2018 season should be another good one for Clemson, and the Tigers' coaching staff will be paid to deliver.
Clemson's Board of Trustees on Thursday approved raises across the board for Clemson's 10 on-the-field assistants, representing a 15 percent increase from the 2017 staff (which includes the hiring of one extra assistant).
All salary figures are courtesy of the Charleston Post & Courier.
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables
Co-offensive coordinator/RBs coach Tony Elliott
Co-offensive coordinator/WRs coach Jeff Scott
Offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell
Assistant head coach/special teams coordinator/TEs coach Danny Pearman
QBs coach/Recruiting coordinator Brandon Streeter
Cornerbacks coach Mike Reed
Safeties coach Mickey Conn
Defensive tackles coach Todd Bates
Defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall
The bonus structure is identical for all 10 on-the-field assistants, ranging from $10,000 for a fourth straight ACC title game appearance to $85,000 for winning a second national title in three years.
Venables is also eligible for an extra $50,000 if Clemson ranks among the top 10 defenses nationally and $100,000 for ranking in the top five.