Brent Venables

Elite linebacker on Clemson offer he received from Brent Venables

The 2023 offers are rolling out from the Clemson staff, with June 1st marking the first day for rising juniors to pick up an offer from the Tigers. The Tigers have targeted some of the top players in the nation, and Brent Venables extended an offer to one of the top linebackers in the country.
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Brent Venables looking back into Kansas for speedy athlete

One of the fastest-rising prospects in the country hails from Kansas, and Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is once again looking towards his home state looking for a dynamic playmaker. Jaren Kanak (6-2, 210) is a talented 2022 3-star athlete out of Hays (KS) who is starting to draw interest...

Brent Venables once again looking at a Michigan defender

Clemson reached into the state of Michigan a few years ago for a defensive talent, and now Brent Venables is looking back at the Wolverine State for another defensive lineman in Alex VanSumeren. The Tigers took Ruke Orhorhoro out of Michigan in the 2019 recruiting, and now Venables and defensive...

Life Lessons with Brent Venables: You have to have a hunger to be great

Venables, the Tigers’ longtime defensive coordinator, is known for his passion, his intensity, and his work ethic. And when Venables becomes comfortable with a subject, including what it takes to play winning football, you simply sit back and listen and take in the lessons. Toward the end of the spring,...
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Brent Venables dissects defensive improvement this spring, reflects on Ohio State loss

For the first time of spring practice, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables virtually met the media on Wednesday evening days before Clemson's April 3 spring game. "I think the good is I've seen where we have gotten better in a lot of areas, fundamentally, physically, and technique," Venables said. "I think 10 of our top 22 defenders have missed half of spring or more with protocol or whatnot. It is what it is. And then obviously Jamie Skalski, Nolan Turner, Baylon Spector, Lannden Zanders, and K.J. Henry didn't take any live reps.
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LIVE updates: Brent Venables post-practice (3/31)

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables will virtually meet the media following practice on Wednesday evening. Live updates will be in the comment section below. As always, Clemson247 will publish the complete transcript of his comments in the morning. Practice is tentatively scheduled to end at 5:30 p.m.
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Brent Venables on Ohio State; What Tigers Have Learned

Speaking to the media for the first time since Clemson's forgettable performance defensively against Ohio State, defensive coordinator Brent Venables was ready to get back to work after a poor showing in the Sugar Bowl. Here is what he said about the game and how the Tigers have moved forward...
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Kevin Swint Doing What Brent Venables Asks

Sophomore Kevin Swint is attempting to make a move this spring, literally. Swint came to Clemson as part of the 2020 recruiting class and was considered one of the best linebacker prospects in the country. After getting into 10 games as a freshman last season, the 6-foot-3, 230 pound player is now taking his reps almost exclusively at defensive end.

Clemson football: Some fans have apparently given up on Brent Venables

Oct 3, 2020; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables communicates with players in the Virginia game during the fourth quarter of the game on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY NETWORK Ncaa Football Virginia At Clemson. Some Clemson football...

Elite linebacker building strong relationship with Brent Venables

Jalon Walker released his top six schools in November, putting Clemson in a group that includes Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, and North Carolina. Walker, the 6-3, 220-pound outside linebacker from Salisbury (NC), is currently listed as the No. 47 player overall and the No. 4 outside linebacker in the 247Sports Composite rankings. The 4-star most recently visited Clemson in March and has remained a priority target for Brent Venables in the 2022 class.

Buckeyes ready for chess match with Brent Venables on field, sidelines

COLUMBUS — For the Ohio State offense, the challenge it faces Friday night from Clemson’s defense must seem like déjà vu — all over again. The Tigers defense is run by the venerable Brent Venables, whose reputation for throwing curveballs, sliders and changeups at an offense just to keep primarily the quarterback and his guardians off balance is now in the realm of legend. The Buckeyes know it first hand, and the test will be just like it was a year ago when they took on the Tigers in another College Football Playoff semifinal, won by Clemson 29-23.