CLEMSON – Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips told Monday he is "working on" extending the contract of football coach Dabo Swinney. The decision to work toward an extension was expected as Phillips told The Post and Courier in December and again last month he planned to meet with Swinney about his contract after the season.

Swinney has three years remaining on a contract he signed in 2009. Swinney’s contract calls for him to receive a significant raise after leading Clemson to its first ACC title in 20 years last season.

By winning the ACC, Swinney’s contract calls for him to receive the median pay of the top seven compensated coaches in the ACC, increasing his compensation from $1.75 million per season to more than $2 million for 2012.

"I know you are only as good as your last game and that is just the way it is," Phillips to But he has won two divisional championships. He has won the ACC Championship, beating a good Virginia Tech team twice."