Clemson Gives DC Venables Unprecedented Deal


Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is receiving a five-year, $11.6 million contract.  Clemson's board of trustees formally approved the new contract at its meeting Thursday morning.

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Yahoo! Sports first reported the details of the contract.  Venables, 47, will earn $2 million annually in his new deal, with a $200,000 retention bonus in the first two years and a $400,000 retention bonus in the final three years. He arrived at Clemson in 2012 after 13 years at Oklahoma.