Clemson DC Venables agrees to $11.6M contract

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables agreed to a five-year, $11.6 million contract, pending approval by the university board of trustees.Venables would become the second-highest-paid college football assistant coach, trailing LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda (four years, $10 million).Venables, 47, would make $2 million annually, plus a $200,000 retention bonus in the first two years and a $400,000 retention bonus in the final three years.Since arriving at Clemson in 2012, the Tigers have won at least 10 games each season. In 2016, Venables won the Frank Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.