Dabo confidential — clemson coach dishes on bama amazing ways to make money, saban, new contract

AMELIA ISLAND, fla. — it’s fair to say that 2019 has been good to amazing ways to make money dabo swinney. He won a national title by upending the alabama juggernaut amazing ways to make money for the second time in three years. He’s on track to nab clemson the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class. He just signed a 10-year, $93 million contract that makes him college football’s highest-paid coach.

It has been an astonishing journey for a guy who amazing ways to make money went from a walk-on at alabama to a real estate agent to an amazing ways to make money interim coach to the top of the profession, but swinney is not big on reflecting on all he amazing ways to make money has accomplished. He’s still focused on a future that has clemson once amazing ways to make money again poised for a college football playoff run, and he talked with ESPN during the ACC’s meetings this month, touching on everything from keeping his coaching staff intact to amazing ways to make money his oft-criticized stance on player compensation.

Dabo swinney: some of them just haven’t had the right job. I’ve got guys on my staff that will be great amazing ways to make money head coaches, and there’s some really — I’m not going to say bad [athletic directors], but some ads who’ve missed out on some great opportunities with some guys amazing ways to make money on my staff. But their time will come. They’re well prepared. It’s [that] guys are willing to be patient at clemson for the amazing ways to make money right job. It’s a great place to work, it’s a great environment, and we have everything we need to be successful. And it’s a great place to live and raise your family, and that’s a thing that gets devalued a lot. Just as a person, raising a family, being a husband, it’s hard to beat clemson. Most of my guys have been with me for a amazing ways to make money long time. A lot of them played for me. There’s great relationships.

We’ve had change from time to time. Chad left in ’14. He took several of my support staff guys who are amazing ways to make money on his staff now. All those guys got opportunities to go coach. And it created opportunities for me to bring other people amazing ways to make money in. Dan brooks retired. Marion [hobby] went to the NFL. We got a 10th coach. I look at it as a positive. I love continuity. But it’s not a necessity. But certainly we’ve had several guys have many opportunities, but it’s not been a job that was worth leaving clemson.

Swinney: we have a process in place, but it always comes back to the people involved. That’s where people make mistakes. They think because somebody’s worked for somebody, they’ll be a great head coach. That’s not always the case. There’s a lot of great assistants who become great head amazing ways to make money coaches and a lot of guys who don’t. A lot of times guys take bad jobs, quite frankly, because they’re not patient. A guy like kirby [smart] is a great example. He was patient and got the right job. And he could be patient. He was well compensated.

I think nick and I are similar in a lot amazing ways to make money of ways that we’re both incredibly detailed, incredibly passionate about what we do and we’re both teachers, both fully committed and believe in how we do things. But we’re very different too in how we go about it. But that’s why we’re both successful: you are who you are. People who try to be something they’re not — if I tried to do it nick’s way, I’d probably fail. You have to stay true to the things you believe amazing ways to make money in as a coach. I had a clear vision for how I wanted to amazing ways to make money be a head coach and build a program and the amazing ways to make money type of people and culture I wanted. Nick’s the same way. That doesn’t mean one of us is right or wrong or amazing ways to make money better than the other. We’ve both won. It’s just — be who you are and do what you believe in amazing ways to make money for the right reasons and not to be like somebody amazing ways to make money else.

Swinney: I don’t know all the dynamics, but there are a million questions about how it works. You get into equity sport to sport. Is it different for positions? I love the collegiate model. I love the model of education. I’ve always valued that. The game has changed tremendously in a positive way, and I think a lot of people aren’t informed and don’t understand how we’ve improved the game from a financial standpoint. The value of a scholarship is incredible. The improvements of meals and stipends and paying for parents amazing ways to make money to travel. There’s a lot of positives. Health care. But that doesn’t mean there’s not room to improve things, and you’ve got to always look for ways to get better. That’s the job of the NCAA.

The value of a college education is enormous when you amazing ways to make money put it on paper when you talk about scholarship and amazing ways to make money housing and tutoring and training and the value of education. It’s enormous. Sometimes when we talk about changing the model, we don’t talk about the education piece. That doesn’t count. There are things I’d love to see in continued improvement, but I think everything should be tied to education and amazing ways to make money graduation. The very few, the 1.6 percent that get to go on to the NFL, for those who don’t — maybe there’s an annuity or stipend that when they graduate, they get that. That’s a model that can be an improvement. Maybe it is the likeness. I don’t know. Then you have others out there who say we should amazing ways to make money just professionalize college athletics.

Swinney: I got paid $400 a month. I put the work in and grinded. I’m never going to apologize for working to be at amazing ways to make money the top of my profession. I didn’t get into coaching for that, but that’s how my career has gone. The CEO of delta makes a lot of money, too, and he has a lot of people that help him amazing ways to make money be successful. What’s the average income in this country? $45,000? If we really want to professionalize it, let’s pay them $80,000. Let’s pay them $100,000. But they’ve got to pay taxes. They’ve got to pay for college. They’ve got to pay rent. They’ve got to pay their meals. They pay for their tutors. That’s the real world. You can’t have it both ways. It’s a complicated issue. It doesn’t matter what you say, so I don’t get distracted by it. Did I ever think I’d have a contract like this? No. But there’s a market, and markets drive everything.

Swinney: and listen, I don’t have an explanation for all that. People smarter than me figure values. But I think the game’s better than it’s ever been. I think the players are in a good spot. I think there’s definitely room for improvement and it’s great we have committees that are looking for ways amazing ways to make money to burnish the student-athlete model. That’s great. But to professionalize college athletics would be — there’s just a lot of challenges that come with that amazing ways to make money when it comes to equity and title IX. And I don’t think anybody will ever be fully satisfied. But I like that there are other options. Not everybody wants an education. I respect that. I think an education is the foundation for people’s lives. It’s hard without it.

Swinney: it’s a short shelf life. If you don’t have that degree, you’re limited on what you can do. So most of the time, guys value it down the road more than they did amazing ways to make money in college. We all change and mature. But the XFL — I love the fact that if someone wants to go amazing ways to make money and play right out of high school, great. They can do that. It’s probably not feasible from in the NFL to go amazing ways to make money straight from high school. It’s incredible the development part of this game to play amazing ways to make money at the highest level. But I love that there’s an opportunity if a guy doesn’t want to go to college, he’s got a chance to go make $100,000. But at some point, that’ll end. College athletics has changed people’s lives through the experience and education and preparation for amazing ways to make money life. I value that part. There’s always an argument — and listen, a good argument. People have every right to say coaches shouldn’t make this, or players should get all this money. Everybody has their opinion, and I respect that.

Swinney: I don’t pay any attention to it. I don’t let that stuff distract me. People always like to say one plus one equals two, and it’s a simple thing. But I don’t pay any attention. I was at alabama 13 years. I love alabama and always will. That won’t change. But I’m going on my 17th year at clemson, my 11th as head coach. I love where I am, love what I do. Who knows what’s going to happen down the road? I have no idea. I don’t even think about it. People are always distracted by other things and don’t try to be great where they are. I just try to be great where my feet are. That’s my focus every day.

Who knows? They may do away with college football in three years. There may be no college football. They may want to professionalize college athletics. Well, then, maybe I’ll go to the pros. If I’m going to coach pro football, I might as well do that. I may get a terrible president or a terrible AD amazing ways to make money one day. I don’t know. I have no idea what’s down the road. But I know what we have at clemson is special, and I wanted to make a commitment to the university. That’s what the message of the contract was. When you talk about 10 years, the numbers add up. Nick’s still got more, and he only has four years left. So numbers add up, but we wanted to make a statement that we’re in a good place here and we’re both fully committed to each other.

Swinney: I’ve always dreamed of being a head coach, but I never dreamed of some contract. I always wanted to be great at what I was amazing ways to make money doing. That’s why I stayed at clemson. I could’ve left when I was an assistant a couple times. I stayed because I’m loyal, committed and happy and focused on what I needed to amazing ways to make money do. I know god has a plan, and this is his plan for me. But I didn’t just fall off a truck and get here. I’m 49 years old. I’ve been working at this since I was 23. I’ve worked a long time and made a lot of amazing ways to make money good decisions and some bad ones, too. But way more good than bad. I’ve just kept my eyes on the right things, treat people the right way and do a good job amazing ways to make money at whatever job I was hired to do. The rest just happened.

When I came to clemson, I knew this was where I was supposed to be. I didn’t know why or how long. Quite frankly, I thought maybe a year or two. But I knew I was supposed to be here. A lot of people tried to talk me out of amazing ways to make money taking the job. That was a tumultuous time. It was tommy [bowden]’s fifth year and it was one of those have-to-win type of years. I walked away from a lot of security, money that was owed to me that if you’re not there, you don’t get. But I knew, and had total peace, that I was supposed to go to clemson. But that’s what faith is all about. And it’s been an unbelievable journey. And if you’d told me in 2003 that, just sit back and relax, you’ll be here going on your 17th year, I’d have said, "yeah, right." it’s been amazing.

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