Space Coyote

July 19th, 2018 at 8:40 AM ^

Venables is only 47 as well. I understand he's being selective (he should, he's had great success at multiple spots), but I still can't believe some of the higher opening positions haven't made more of a push for him. Very complex, aggressive defense, a lot like Saban's but I'd say with more pressure up front. Great LB coach as well.

That Stoops picked his brother to be a DC over Venables was one of the biggest mistakes he made at OU that is still impacting them. 

Pepto Bismol

July 19th, 2018 at 9:21 AM ^

Not to be that guy, but next time throw the details in your post.

"Clemson will extend Venables on Thursday morning to a five-year deal worth a total of $11.6 million dollars, according to multiple sources.

Venables will make $2 million per year in salary and earn a retention bonus of $200,000 per year the first two years of the deal. The final three years of the deal, Venables will be paid $400,000 per year in retention bonuses."


July 19th, 2018 at 9:37 AM ^

The linked story makes it clear that Venables is NOT the "highest paid asistant coach in college football:"

...Venables will rank No. 2 in the country behind LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. Aranda averages $2.5 million per year for four seasons. Venables will average $2.3 million...


July 19th, 2018 at 2:49 PM ^

Coaching salaries are out of control in college when you consider the players are not getting paid.  It's getting more and more difficult to justify.  Sorry but people don't pay to see coaches, coach.

Ron Utah

July 19th, 2018 at 4:04 PM ^

Hate to say it, but this shows how underpaid Don Brown is.  Venables and Aranda are both making $2MM+/year and not doing as well with arguably more talent.