Brent Venables returns to Oklahoma Universitybut this time as the new head coach of Sooners according to various reports on Sunday evening.
Clemson’s Defense Coordinator will return to Norman, where he was a permanent member of the former coach’s staff. Bob slouch from 1999 to 2011
Venables has been at Clemson since 2012 as Tigers coach Dabo Sweeney, helping Clemson advance to a couple of national championships in 2016 and 2018.
He was a member of the national team of the national championship in 2000.
Venables also served as Defense Coordinator in Oklahoma when the Suners last won the National Championship in 2000 when they beat Florida in a 13-2 BCS National Championship game. Venables also served on seven different Big 12.
The 50-year-old Kansas native has been considered one of the best assistant coaches in the game for years and was honored with the 2016 Frank Broyles Award as the best assistant coach in the country.
Venables takes over the Sooners program, ending the 2021 season with an overall record of 10-2 and 7-2 in the Big 12 game.
Replaces Lincoln Riley
Oklahoma was previously coached by Lincoln Riley, who shocked the world of American football last week, becoming the new coach at the University of Southern California.
In addition to the shortened 2020 Covid season, the Sooners have had six straight seasons with 10 straight wins and have also won the previous six Big 12 titles prior to that season.
The former Stoops coach will coach the Suners in the Alamo Bowl v Oregon Ducks on December 29 in San Antonio, Texas, before Venables takes over in his bid to bring Oklahoma back to the pinnacle of American football.
This will be the first time in his college career that Venables has served as a head coach.