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The Brent Venables situation gets crazier

Posted on: January 18, 2012 6:28 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 7:27 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Brent Venables Saga is no longer a saga and has now become The Brent Venables Variety Hour.

According to multiple reports on Twitter Wednesday evening, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables was all set to become Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables. He had interviewed for the position last weekend, and after a few days of speculation, it seemed a decision had finally been made.

Turns out nothing is settled yet.

After Twitter was set ablaze with "Venables to Clemson" tweets, Venables texted the Tulsa World's Dave Sittler to let him know that he was staying at Oklahoma.

Shortly after that tweet, Sittler tweeted again, saying that he may have misunderstood Venables' meaning. Venables later texted to the Tulsa World's John Hoover that he was "working through some details" and that "nothing was final either way."

In other words, in the last week Venables has gone from West Virginia, to Clemson, back to Oklahoma, to Clemson once again, followed by a return trip to Oklahoma, but could still finish his trip at Clemson. Confused? Don't worry, so are we.

At the moment it seems that people jumped the gun on Venables taking the Clemson job because the school wasn't finished doing a background check on him, and that no official contract offer had been made. However, the prevailing feeling at the moment is that once the background check is complete, the offer will be made and that Venables will accept it.

So that's where things currently stand as of now. Where will they stand in another five minutes? Nobody knows. The only thing I know for sure is that I've got a headache from watching this story go back and forth.

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Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 5:01 am

The Brent Venables situation gets crazier

The B12 offenses are far superior to what he will coach against in the acc at Clemson. With Morri as our OCo and Venables as our DCO , Clemson might as well just go ahead and find a place for our 15th ACC Chamionship trophy..and look forward to some BCS redemption. God I pray for a rematch with the 'Ners in Miami !!!

Since: Apr 18, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:22 pm

The Brent Venables situation gets crazier

Venables is a great coach and a great recruiter......not sure about a d-coordinator though

Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:52 pm

The Brent Venables situation gets crazier

Best thing that could happen to OU. Defense is, and has been, the barrier to realistically competing for a NC.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:30 pm

The Brent Venables situation gets crazier

Venables is the linebacker coach. Rocky Calmus, Torrence Marshall, Teddy Lehman and Travis Lewis are proof that Venables does not suck. It was the secondary that was the problem and Mike Stoops will fix that. Getting rid of Brent would kill OU's linebackers and that has always been their strength.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:05 pm

Report: Brent Venables staying at Oklahoma

NOOOOOO!!!  Would someone take Venables?!?!  PLEASE!?!?!?!  He sucks!!!

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