According to the school
, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is going to use his some of his own 2011 ACC title bonus money to increase the salaries of seven of his assistant coaches over the next two years. Athletic director Terry Don Phillips said in a statement...
"Coach Swinney has opted to invest in the stability of the program with money he earned in 2011," "We have a young football team returning for 2012 and 2013 and he felt it was imperative to have stability from a staff standpoint. These are all options that had been in his existing contract."
Georgia coach Mark Richt unknowingly violated NCAA rules by paying his assistants out of his own pocket last Decemeber. Swinney's case is different because he is using money he has not actually received.