Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney, left, and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim have agreed to a five-year, $30 million deal to replace athletic director Dabo Salazar on Nov. 5, 2017.
| AP article Clemson and the University of Syracuse are set to meet in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 6, to announce a five year, $32 million deal for the next five years to replace the athletic director, Jim Boehem, who has been on leave since May.
The two schools will host a “Cotton Bowl” game on Sunday, Oct, 7, which is being held at Madison Square Garden.
They will face off again in the “Cup of Roses” game in 2020 at Yankee Stadium.
The announcement was made at a press conference held at the White House on Monday.
“We’ve agreed to the best in sports administration, sports business and the sports world, to build a great institution, with Jim Boehme on board,” Swinneys team said in a statement.
“The people of the state of New York, in particular, deserve a great college football program.
We are committed to ensuring this happens.”
Clemson’s athletic department has been in a state of flux for a few weeks, as athletic director Greg McGarity resigned after the school had a bowl scheduled for November.
On Monday, he resigned after a report surfaced that he had discussed a deal to bring in a former Auburn head coach, Gus Malzahn, and former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher.
Swinneys team had planned on meeting with Malzhan on Monday, but was instead scheduled to travel to New York to speak with Boeheim.
Boeheim will be the first college football coach in history to have two different stints at the same school, with Malo leading the Gators from 1998-2002 and Boehmeyer from 2004-2008.
Swanneys team has yet to announce who they are bringing in for the new deal.