After yet another off season being mentioned for college head coaching jobs and NFL offensive coordinator opportunities that saw him stay put at Clemson, offensive coordinator Tony Elliott is being rewarded with a contract extension.
The State shares that Clemson has rewarded Elliott, who won the Broyles Award in 2017, with a raise and new three-year deal that runs through January 31st, 2026.
The raise is a bump from $1.7 million to $2 million annually. Clemson will now have both defensive coordinator Brent Venables ($2.4 million) and Elliott as part of the elite $2 million coordinator club.
Outside of co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott leaving for USF last off season, Dabo has done a remarkable job holding on to his top coordinators over the last several years.
A few additional Clemson assistants have also earned raises, including passing game coordinator Brandon Streeter (from $590k to $615k), while running backs coach CJ Spiller will make $300k. With Spiller coaching the running backs now, Elliott will coach the tight ends and has added the assistant head coach title and duties.
All other Tigers assistants had one year added to their deals, but raises were not included. Clemson assistants.
Former tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Danny Pearman, who now serves in an off-field capacity on the staff, will have his pay reduced from $545k to $250k and has a two-year deal, Gracy Raynor
Former tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Danny Pearman, now in an off-field scouting role, will take a large pay cut. He goes from $545,000 to $250,000 per year. Has a 2-year term.
— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) February 4, 2021
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Last year, there were only five assistants in all of college football on that elite $2 million per year list, and three of them (Sarkisian, Steele, and Pelini) are no longer with the school as there has been quite a bit of movement within the top ten highest paid coordinators in college football this past season.
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