Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables will be the next coach at Oklahoma according to media reports. Venables, a former Sooners assistant, will return to Norman, Oklahoma, after 10 years as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator, including four as associate head coach under Dabo Swinney.
Venables will replace Lincoln Riley, who became the first Sooners coach to leave for another college opportunity since 1946 when he accepted the same job at USC.
Clemson DC Brent Venables, a former DC at Oklahoma, is leading candidate for OU coaching vacancy, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. 1st report by @ClowESPN. Venables’ offensive coordinator likely would be Ole Miss OC Jeff Lebby, an OU alum. Introductory news conference on Monday
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 5, 2021
Oklahoma has targeted Clemson DC Brent Venables as the Sooners’ next head football coach, and the two sides hope to have a deal finalized as early as Sunday, sources told @ClowESPN. https://t.co/vp0DK5Q5Fn
— ESPN (@espn) December 5, 2021