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Clemson's offensive coordinators join million-dollar club

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, center, links arms with players as they march on the field before the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Miami in Charlotte, N.C. The second-ranked Tigers will face Pittsburgh for the ACC title on Saturday night. Swinney says the ACC title game experience will help the Tigers. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Clemson's offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott are now in the million-dollar club.

The offense's co-leaders received raises that increased their yearly salary to $1 million, giving the national champion Tigers three assistants making at least that much.

The school's board of trustees approved salary increases for several Clemson assistants and staffers Friday.

The move comes a month after Clemson completed a 15-0 season by beating Alabama 44-16 in the national championship game. Elliott and Scott each made $850,000 last season and received raises of $150,000 to reach the million-dollar mark.

The two join Clemson's defensive coordinator Brent Venables at that lofty level. Venables earns $2.2 million a year. He received a new contract last July that pays him $11.6 million over five seasons.


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