Venables named 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year


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Clemson, S.C.— Clemson coach Brent Venables has been named Defensive Coordinator of the Year by Footballscoop.com. The website that covers college football on a national basis made the announcement on Thursday.

Venables has guided the Clemson defense to a number-one ranking in seven different statistical categories this year, including total defense, tackles for loss, and yards per play.
Clemson led the nation in tackles for loss last year with 122, and that is the total Clemson has entering the bowl season. The Tigers have allowed 259.6 total yards per game, the best by a Clemson defense since the 1990 team led the nation by allowing just 219 yards per game.

Clemson is ranked third in pass defense (162 yards per game) , seventh in rush (98 yards per game) defense and seventh in scoring defense. (17.6 point per game). Clemson is the only defense in the nation to rank in the top 10 nationally in all four of those statistics. Clemson ranks in the top 10 in 19 different statistical categories overall.

Clemson had four players named first-team All-ACC this year according to the ACC Coaches, more than any other school. Those players are defensive end Vic Beasley, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, linebacker Stephone Anthony and cornerback Garry Peters.

Beasley was a first-team All-American and a finalist for the Lombardi Award, the Bednarik Award and the Hendricks Award, and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He enters the bowl season with 11 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss, both best in the ACC.

“Brent is well deserving of this award,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “He has done a fantastic job since he has been at Clemson and we have seen our defense improve each year he has been here. This year we are first in total defense and that has not been done around here in a long time.

Brent Venables

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FB Update: Venables named 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year
TigerNet News
Well Deserved.... Glad he's a Tiger!!!!***
andylayne
This is a great honor for Coach Venables
lfatboy®
Seems espn turned a blind eye...jerks BV is the best in the
cupton®
Re: FB Update: Venables named 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year
SouthernTiger09
Pay da man!
trtiger_3
Re: Pay da man!
gvillenative
Re: Pay da man!
GreenvilleSCtiger
Congratulations Coach Venables!!***
ragtop
Re: FB Update: Venables named 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year
feraltyger®
TCI reporting Venables to $CU....
BigCUFan®
We knew he was the best...now everybody knows!
7173TIGER®
way to go, coach venables!!!
freakgeek
Well deserved! Thanks Coach Venebles! Go Tigers!***
Orange®
Re: FB Update: Venables named 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year
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Unreal stats..beating great 2011 Bama D. Congrats Coach V!
lightbulbbill®
One of my favorite Clemson coaches of all time.***
Completely Solid Orange®
Second only to Danny***
hufferbilly®
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tbraz
Re: FB Update: Venables named 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year
Chakae®
Was there any other choice? Great job Coach Venables
Tiger5
Outstanding Honor!
Dugatiger®
Re: FB Update: Venables named 2014 Defensive Coordinator of the Year
scotts_®
Congratulations Tiger Brent! Well deserved sir!***
TigerFanX2000
Best DC while only being 1st in 7 categories? :-) Great job!***
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