Swinney ranked 4th most powerful CFB coach
Forbes.com has put out its annual ranked list of the most powerful coaches in college football and Clemson's Dabo Swinney appears on the list (1st time) at #4 overall.
The Forbes' rankings consist of a coach's salary, school's total coaching budget, athletic spending and cost of employer to terminate the contract at the end of the year.
(via Forbes) He’s the lowest-paid of the ten men here, with a salary of $3.2 million. Yet if Clemson were to fire Swinney next year, the school would reportedly owe him close to $21 million, which is just $4 million less than it spent on its entire football program last year. And the $22 million of that spending not going into Swinney’s pocket makes up nearly 30% of Clemson’s total athletic expenses, the fourth-highest mark for coaches on our list.