Oklahoma has reportedly found their new football coach, and it’s Clemson DC Brent Venables.
According to Bruce Feldman, Oklahoma officials are on their way “to Clemson and working to finalize a deal” with the incredibly talented defensive coordinator. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
SOURCE: OU brass is en route to Clemson and working to finalize a deal to make Tigers DC Brent Venables the next head coach at Oklahoma.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 5, 2021
Veteran Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has emerged as the top target for the @OU_Football head coaching job, and the two sides could finalize a deal as early as today. Ole Miss’ Jeff Lebby is Venables’ top choice as offensive coordinator, sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 5, 2021
Oklahoma needed a home run hire after Lincoln Riley left for USC, and while Venables isn’t a guy with head coaching experience, he’s been arguably the top assistant in America for years.
He could have left a long time ago for a different job. Instead, he chose to stick around with Dabo Swinney.
Now, he’s headed to Norman and I’m sure he secured the bag along the way.
Clemson DC Brent Venables, a former DC at Oklahoma, is leading candidate for OU coaching vacancy, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. 1st report by @ClowESPN. Venables’ offensive coordinator likely would be Ole Miss OC Jeff Lebby, an OU alum. Introductory news conference on Monday
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 5, 2021
If you’re a fan of Oklahoma, you have to be very happy with this decision. Venables is a hell of a coach and he’s now going to be in charge of a historic program. It’s a huge day for the Sooners.