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LSU Tigers

Clemson reworks Venables contract to $2M for 5 years

Clemson has made a second major statement this year about how much it wants to hold onto defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

After upping his salary to $2 million a year in February, the school extended the deal to five seasons through 2022 and added retention bonuses that make the package worth $11.6 million.

"Brent's extremely excited. We're very happy to have him here," Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said.

Venables, 47, has long been considered one of college football's top defensive leaders, helping Oklahoma win a national title in 2000 and doing the same at Clemson in 2016.

He turned the Tigers into one of the country's best defenses...