NORMAN, Oklahoma (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Oklahoma has officially hired Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its head coach to replace Lincoln Riley.
Venables landed in Norman earlier tonight to greet his new team.READ MORE: One And Done: Cowboys 4th Quarter Rally Comes Up Short, Fall To 49ers 23-17
Riley departed the Sooners last week to take over at Southern California. Venables was on Oklahoma’s staff under Bob Stoops as co-defensive coordinator from 1999 to 2003 and defensive coordinator from 2004 to 2011. At Clemson, he won the Broyles Award in 2016 as the nation’s top assistant.READ MORE: Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, Multiple Injured In Fort Worth
He has been on the staff of teams that have won three national titles and played in eight national championship games.
This is the first time 50-year-old Venables has been hired as head coach.MORE NEWS: 'It Was Really Terrifying' Congregation Beth Israel Members React To Hostage Situation
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