MINImuseum

Katherine Borkowski, an administrative assistant at the Clemson Architecture Center, installs some of the contemporary and modern pieces of the Richard McMahan miniature collection in the rotunda of the Addlestone Library.

Melissa Haneline

CLEMSON – Clemson’s new assistant coaches are guaranteed nearly $1 million in compensation for the 2011 season, according to contracts obtained today. The agreements account for a 50 percent raise in compensation for the three positions held last season by assistants Billy Napier, Andre Powell and Chris Rumph.

As previously reported, new offensive coordinator Chad Morris will make $450,000 next season but also has a chance to make a maximum of $120,000 in incentives.

New defensive assistant Marion Hobby is set to make $300,000 in base and supplemental income in each season of his two-year deal, and new running backs coach Tony Elliott has signed a two-year deal at $140,000 per season.

Morris’ contract runs through the 2015 season and contains a $50,000 buyout.

Napier and Powell – who were fired after last season – and Rumph, who left for Alabama, earned a combined $580,000 last season. The three new coaches will combine for $890,000 in base salary.

Morris is the third highest paid member off the staff after Dabo Swinney ($1.75 million) and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele ($750,000), and Hobby will rank fifth after Charlie Harbison ($325,000).

Morris can earn a $100,000 bonus if Clemson ranks first in the nation in total offense. If Clemson ranks between second and fifth in the country in total offense Morris will received a $75,000 and Morris will earn $50,000 for a 6th to 10th finish. Morris can also earn a bonus for a bowl appearance.