CLEMSON, S.C., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Clemson football Coach Tommy Bowden, who led the school to five straight bowl games, Tuesday got a three-year contract extension worth up to $4.2 million.
Bowden's salary remains the same at $1.1 million per year, a figure that could escalate to $1.4 million based on regular-season wins and postseason appearances. But buyout provisions were changed in the pact, which runs through 2010.
Clemson (8-4) will face a Southeastern Conference foe in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 2, making him the first coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history to take a school to a bowl game in each of his first five seasons. Included in the Tigers' eight regular-season wins is a 26-10 triumph over then-No. 3 Florida State and father Bobby on Nov. 8.
Bowden is 37-24 with the Tigers after compiling an 18-4 record in two seasons at Tulane.