AP source: Oklahoma targeting Clemson’s Venables as coach

The Associated Press - December 5, 2021 10:17 am

OU / COLLEGE FOOTBALL / SPRING PRACTICE: Defensive coordinator Brent Venables leads the defense during practice at the Everest Training Facility on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman on Monday, March 8, 2010. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

OKLAHOMA (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Oklahoma is targeting Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables to be its new head coach.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not done. The person said an agreement could be reached later on Sunday.

Venables would replace Lincoln Riley, who left last week to take over at USC.

Venables was Oklahoma’s co-defensive coordinator from 1999 to 2003 and defensive coordinator from 2004 to 2011. He was there when the Sooners won the 2000 national title.


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