Reports: Clemson DC Brent Venables could be a candidate for Oklahoma head coaching job
Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is once again a candidate for a big time head coaching job.
Venables, who previously spent 12 seasons at Oklahoma, is a candidate for the Sooners’ head coaching position according to multiple reports. Lincoln Riley stunned the college football world by taking the USC job on Sunday afternoon.
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione reportedly has a good relationship with Venables that dates back to their time working together in Norman.
Bob Stoops and Riley were both hired at Oklahoma by Castiglione as coordinators with no prior head coaching experience.
Here’s some of the speculation that Venables could be interested in hearing from OU:
Not that they should narrow the field to "local ties" candidates BUT Oklahoma might be the job Brent Venables would finally say yes to.
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) November 28, 2021
Source says to watch for #Clemson defensive coordinator, Brent Venables for the #Oklahoma football head coach opening. Has a good relationship with AD Joe Castiglione. Sounds like Castiglione knew this was coming.
— Cam Marino (@MarinoNFL) November 28, 2021
I'll say it: Oklahoma coach Brent Venables.
— RJ Young (@RJ_Young) November 28, 2021
Is Oklahoma the place that finally gives Brent Venables a HC job?
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 28, 2021
With Clemson’s regular season over, it’s possible Venables could interview for the job sometime this week if there’s mutual interest. That could be attractive to the Sooners, who are presumably looking to fill the position before the Early Signing Period begins on Dec. 15.
Venables has been with Clemson since 2012 and has been instrumental in the Tigers’ run of 6 consecutive ACC Championships.