Brent Venables pens 'thank you' message to Clemson players, fans
Ex-Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables took the opportunity to thank his former players and faithful Tigers’ fans on Wednesday afternoon.
Venables, of course, took the Oklahoma head coaching job earlier this month. He spent the previous 10 seasons with the Tigers and helped lead them to two National Championships.
“Words can’t fully describe my families’ love and appreciation we have for Clemson and the Clemson family,” Venables wrote in-part. “Our lives have been enriched beyond our comprehension because of the people of Clemson! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the constant love and support.”
Here’s Venables’ full message:
— Brent Venables (@CoachVenables) December 29, 2021
This note comes just hours before Clemson ends its 2021 season with the Cheez-It Bowl vs. Iowa State. Venables’ Sooners also play their bowl game on Wednesday night vs. Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.
The classy note from Venables fits with how he has approached his departure from Clemson. He didn’t poach any current on-field assistant coaches and has declined to recruit players who were previously committed to play for him at Clemson.
Clemson and Iowa State kick off at 5:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday.