Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney wasted little time in filling the spot of defensive coordinator that was left vacant just this past Thursday when coach Kevin Steele and Clemson parted ways. Multiple sources close to the situation in Clemson have confirmed to The Clemson Insider that current Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables will be named the new Clemson defensive coordinator.
Venables has been on campus since yesterday, and is still on campus today and has been introduced to several of Clemson’s recruits over the weekend. The Clemson Insider expects an announcement from the school later in the week, when the formal process is complete.
As with any situation like this, things can remain fluid until all parties have signed the dotted line. Coach Venables would most likely head back to Oklahoma to inform folks there of his intentions to step down from that program, so one could expect a full court press from Sooner head coach Bob Stoops to try to keep Venable’s services in Norman. Sources reported just yesterday to The Clemson Insider that Coach Stoops had already offered to nearly double Coach Venables salary from a reported $440,000 per year to $750,000 per year. Sources have also told us that Clemson has tendered an offer of more than Oklahoma’s $750,000 per year offer.
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