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Clemson's Swinney expects to keep staff intact

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney expects all his staff back for next season, including offensive coordin`ator Chad Morris.

Morris' name has come up at seemingly every coaching vacancy, including the one currently open at Vanderbilt with James Franklin's departure to Penn State.

Morris was on campus Saturday to take part in the Tigers' annual postseason banquet.

Swinney said a lot of the rumors that swirl around Morris are overblown. Morris is college football's highest paid assistant at $1.3 million a year. While Morris is free contractually to leave for a head coaching position, he would owe the school $5.2 million - $1.3 million for the four seasons left on his deal - if he moved on for another offensive coorindator position.

Morris has helped Clemson become one the country's top offenses.

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