CLEMSON -- The Clemson athletic department released Dabo Swinney's new contract on Wednesday, a deal doubling his base compensation.

By winning an Atlantic Division title last season, Swinney met contract thresholds increasing his compensation to the median of all ACC head coaches.

Swinney is guaranteed $1.75 million for the next five seasons through 2014.

It's an increase of $900,000 per year from the original incentive-laden contract Swinney signed prior to last season after being promoted from interim coach to head coach. The contract marks roughly a $1.5 million raise from what Swinney made two years ago as a receivers coach.

Swinney is in line for another payday should he lead Clemson to an ACC title.

By winning a conference title, Swinney's base pay would increase to the average of the top seven compensated coaches in the ACC, roughly $2 million.

Swinney does not receive a raise should Clemson defend its Atlantic Division title. Clemson was predicted to finish second in the Atlantic in the preseason poll.

Swinney also has a number of bonuses for academic success, bowl victories and win totals. Swinney earns $37,500 for an ACC title game appearance and $150,000 for a national title.

In the spring, Clemson approved raises totaling $1.3 million for its football staff, increasing the staff's total compensation from $2.67 million to $4 million. At the time, Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips said the raises were important in keeping staff continuity.

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