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Clemson assistants Tony Elliott, Jeff Scott get raises to $1 million

Clemson assistants Tony Elliott, Jeff Scott get raises to $1 million
Published On: Fri, Feb 08
Nov 22, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (l) and tight end Jeff Heuerman (r) celebrate with running back Jalin Marshall (17) after Marshall scored against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 42-27. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson's second College Football Playoff national championship in three seasons is paying big dividends for the Tigers' coaching staff, especially co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott.

The Clemson board of trustees on Friday approved $150,000 raises for Elliott and Scott, who will now make $1 million annually.

The university is expected to wait until later this year to increase head coach Dabo Swinney's annual compensation of $6 million.

Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables was the second-highest-paid assistant in the Football Bowl Subdivision this past season with a $2.2 million salary, according to a database compiled by USA Today, giving the Tigers three assistants making more than $1 million.

LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was the sport's highest-paid coordinator at $2.5 million.

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