Clemson defensive analyst Wesley Goodwin is reportedly a candidate to replace former defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

That’s per ESPN’s Chris Low, who reports Goodwin is being considered in a co-defensive coordinator role. Goodwin previously served as one of Clemson’s defensive assistants but was not a position coach.

Low also noted that Venables has attempted to bring Goodwin with him to Oklahoma.

Goodwin’s legend is growing in Clemson circles. According to lore, his film and analytics work has been a big reason why the Tigers have been so successful on defense in recent years. Here’s some of that chatter:

Venables had been with Clemson since the 2012 season. He led the Tigers to four National Championship Games — and two victories — over his tenure.

Clemson will likely want to get its defensive coordinator set up sooner rather than later. Much of the 2022 recruiting cycle will come to a close next week when the Early Signing Period begins on Dec. 15.