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Oklahoma to hire Brent Venables as head football coach: reports

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Oklahoma have reportedly found their new football coach after Lincoln Riley’s departure to USC last week.

The Sooners will hire Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables to replace the vacancy left by Riley, according to multiple reports on Sunday. Athletics and Yahoo sports were the first to report that the deal for Venables to take the job was done.

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Clemson Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables smiles during the college football game between the Clemson Tigers and the Louisville Cardinals on November 6, 2021 at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky.
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Venables comes to Norman with an already established experience in Oklahoma. He was an assistant to the Sooners from 1999 to 2011 under the direction of Bob Stoops. He was on the staff of the Sooners during their race to the 2000 National Championship with Stoops at the helm.

He had been on the Clemson staff since 2012. He was a defensive coordinator and linebacker coach when he started, and then was named an associate head coach in 2018. His defense anchored two national championships for Clemson. He was also named the 2016 Broyles Prize winner as the nation’s top college football assistant coach.

Clemson Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables watches during warm-ups ahead of their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Clemson Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables watches during warm-ups ahead of their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Clemson had a sluggish year in 2021. The team did not compete to make the college football playoffs. The Tigers finished 9-3, 6-2 in the ACC and will play in the Cheez-It Bowl later this month against Iowa State.

FILE - Next, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley yells at his team before a game during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the TCU on Saturday, October 16, 2021, in Norman, Okla.

FILE – Next, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley yells at his team before a game during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the TCU on Saturday, October 16, 2021, in Norman, Okla.
(AP Photo / Alonzo Adams, file)

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Oklahoma started off with high hopes, but the team had a quarterback controversy and lost key games in the aftermath to be taken out of the college football playoff conversation and the conversation about the Big 12 title. Riley ran away to USC last week and Stoops are expected to coach the Sooners in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon.



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