Oklahoma is a really good job and if he wants to be a head coach, this is the job you’d think he needs to accept.
With that said, I believe he knows he has a great situation at Clemson. He gets to do what he loves - coach defense - and get paid very well to do so without the immense pressure that comes with being a head coach.
My last comment on this situation is that we must allow for the fact that being a “family man” does not prevent him from taking the Oklahoma job. He obviously loves his family, but let’s not act like the only way to support and love your family is to remain the DC at Clemson.
These are my thoughts, which are worth what you paid for them.
Brent Venables is making $2.5M at Clemson. Lincoln Riley was making $7.5M at OU.
We, as Clemson fans, need to start accepting the fact that $5M a year is a lot of money and BV will not be able to turn down that job. $2.5M is a lot of money, but $7.5M is a whole lot more. It's going to come down to money, and his family will tell him to take the job.
We should be thankful for these past 10 years. I'm very grateful and appreciative. But Dabo found Brent. Dabo will find someone else.
When you're making $2.5M a year, and you and your family are perfectlt happy in life, why would you change jobs? If you're making $2.5M per year, and you have everything you want and need, why chase money?
If Brent goes to OU it won't be because of money. It will be because he loves Norman and he'll have the opportunity to be a head coach. No one is even sure Brent wants to be a head coach though.
If you can’t have everything you want on $2.5 MM per year you won’t have what you want making $7.5 MM either. I made a good salary most of my life and it provided my family a comfortable way of life - but it was no where near $2.5MM per year. This probably isn’t about money.
As usual I agree with you Judge. If he is offered OU ( has he been?), this would be the job to take a run at being HC. I can’t think of a better opportunity. I believe it is is now or perhaps never for him.
I tend to agree with the only twist being that the OK we are referring to isn’t the same job they have always been able to offer-they are about to enter uncharted waters in what amounts to an experimental phase in NCAA football-entering the SEC and a reorganization impending with the $$ for players and the portal open constantly. If Brent is a smart man who sees the game as a whole(said in jest as he is certainly one of the most intellectual organized and logical thinkers we know) he will wait and see what, when, where, why, and how things happen and how head coaches deal with this new circus that has been created. Kind of “you dont want to be the coach that ushers OK into the SEC, you want to be the guy who takes his place when he gets beat down by opponents, impatient fan bases, transferring players, and increased recruiting competition.”