Oklahoma, Venables accept new 6-year deal

  • Pete Thamel, ESPNJun 21, 2024, 12:16 PM ET

Oklahoma has actually accepted a brand-new six-year contract with football coach Brent Venables that consists of a substantial raise and adds two extra seasons.The brand-new agreement,

which the Oklahoma board of regents approved Friday, will keep Venables in Norman through the 2029 season. The deal has an overall value of $51.6 million, the regents said. The 53-year-old coach is set to make $7.225 million in 2024 before his wage climbs to$7.625 million in 2025, eventually topping out at$7.925 million in the final year. He signed a six-year,$43.5 million agreement when he showed up to the Sooners in December 2021. Venables is coming off a 10-3 season and is 16-10 in 2 years at Oklahoma. He secured a top-10 recruiting class in 2024 and has the No. 7 class in ESPN’s 2025 class rankings.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Venables was a longtime effective assistant coach and coordinator at Kansas State,

Oklahoma and Clemson. He has coached in 8 national championship games.He took the Oklahoma job 2 years ago after being selective for a decade about ending up being a head coach. His choice was available in the wake of being a linchpin of two staffs that won national titles at Clemson.From the minute Venables arrived at OU, the school was preparing for the transfer to the SEC. It significantly increased the financial dedication to the assistance

personnel, that included 22 more members in Venables ‘first season compared to the prior year.Venables ‘2nd season consisted of an upset of No. 3 Texas in the Red River Rivalry game, which highlighted a 10-2 regular season. Oklahoma completed the regular season with a 69-45 win over TCU before being up to Arizona in the Alamo Bowl.Oklahoma debuts in the SEC this season– the program has actually been increase for it for almost three years. It has a schedule that includes roadway games at Ole Miss, Missouri and LSU, along with the standard neutral-site game against Texas. The home schedule includes Alabama and Tennessee.Oklahoma will arrive in the SEC with 2 of the league’s leading defensive players– linebacker Danny Stutsman and security Billy Bowman Jr.

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