Orange is the New Green

Clemson University has awarded its football coach Dabo Swinney a 10-year contract worth $93 million, a non-trivial amount that also happens to be the richest contract in the history of the sport (no joke). 

It’s also the richest contract in the history of “Dabo’s.”

According to the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR), this contract is by far the most lucrative one ever given to a man or woman named “Dabo” in South Carolina, dating back to the state’s birth in 1788.  Second place belongs to Clyde “Dabo” Skeeterson, a tool-and-die maker in Stuckey, South Carolina whose current salary is $43,000 a year before taxes. 

In a press conference on Wednesday, LLR Director Emily Farr remarked, “we hope that Clemson’s contract with Mr. Swinney inspires every young Dabo — and Dabette — throughout our beautiful state to study hard, stay in school, get a paper route, attend church on a regular basis, and strive to be the best they can be.  Go Tigers!!!”

When NCAA football leads the way, we all win.