Longtime Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is officially moving on.

Venables accepted the Oklahoma head coaching job on Sunday night, confirming reports from earlier in the day. OU has officially announced the hire.

There’s no question we are equipped to compete at the very highest level and attract the best players from across the country,” Venables said in a press release. “The OU logo has never been stronger.”

Venables arrived on an OU plane late Sunday night and was greeted by hundreds of OU fans and team personnel. He briefly spoke with media members as well.

Venables spent 10 seasons as Clemson’s defensive coordinator. He helped lead the Tigers to four National Championship Game appearances and two victories on that stage.

Prior to arriving at Clemson, Venables was on Oklahoma’s staff from 1999-2011. He was a major part of Oklahoma’s success in the early 2000’s, but ultimately left Norman after a disappointing 2011 campaign.

Venables replaces Lincoln Riley, who accepted the USC head coaching job last week.

It’s currently unclear if Venables will bring any current Clemson staffers with him to Norman. As far as Clemson’s next step, the Tigers will need to hire a defensive coordinator for the first time in a decade.