Oklahoma continues to throw Venables under the bus


by -
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed

Yesterday we posted an article out of Oklahoma that basically said that Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables’ defense was too complicated for Oklahoma players last season, and intimated that much of their success this season comes from a less complicated scheme. Today we get an article from NewsOK.com that says Venables often made confusing, last minute calls at Oklahoma.

Washington described waiting before each play for Venables’ call, which always came in late.

“He didn’t want anybody to have any edge on us,” he said, adding that, for the same reason, Stoops’ calls come in late, too, but there’s less for players to remember.

“You’ve got two arm bands (with defensive calls written all over them),” Washington said. “You’d be sitting there like, ‘C’mon man; c’mon.’

“The offensive line’s lining up; they’re already down, and you finally get your call.

“It’s hard to explain. In some ways it’s simplified, but for a lot of us, we’ve been around here for a while, so we know what we’re supposed to be doing.”

Read the full article here

Swinney breaks down decision to name Trevor Lawrence starter
Swinney breaks down decision to name Trevor Lawrence starter
WATCH: Clemson commit highlights - 9/24
WATCH: Clemson commit highlights - 9/24
Playing time breakdown: Clemson displays depth at Georgia Tech
Playing time breakdown: Clemson displays depth at Georgia Tech
Elliott says Feaster pushing for more playing time
Elliott says Feaster pushing for more playing time
Send Feedback to TigerNet Staff: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Subject (Replies: 45) Author
spacer Football Update: Oklahoma continues to throw Venables under the bus
B-Meist®
spacer Thats funny I didnt know they grew
Tiger6060
spacer I think OU is happy with what they have now.
wob123
spacer OU didn't want BV to leave. They offered to double his pay
Bashful Baron
spacer Grapes of wrath***
T_I_P
spacer after they got their butt kicked by TAMU they should be sour***
tigertrain®
spacer It's not throwing them under the bus if its true
AllTimeClemson
spacer unless you're spurrier and you're driving the bus***
cuvatiger®
spacer And it's great we are turning it around at 5-1 and moving
AThomas®
spacer Not because of the defense
_usffl
spacer i believe in getting better -- hard work and all.***
AThomas®
spacer I believe in results. Talk is cheap***
_usffl
spacer The only way you will know is through week by week.
AThomas®
spacer Not saying that
_usffl
spacer Re: Not because of the defense
sjmasse
spacer Thats based on a full season's games compare to the first 5
tiger5by5®
spacer Re: Thats based on a full season's games compare to the first 5
JVTiger
spacer Wheedon, RGIII, etc. all gone. Just sour grapes***
acevans®
spacer They are 14th this season - at the same time last season BVs
joeyb®
spacer ^^^the balls on this guy...
DGUARCHITECT
spacer ooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrr......
BentZero
spacer And where does our D sit compared to last year?
MackDaddy®
spacer well they looked like crap against TAMU and that aint BV's
tigertrain®
spacer Wow. Are you confused or what???
WillPhil
spacer I read that slightly different
garregit
spacer Didn't really read anything terrible in that.
JVTiger
spacer Bottom line, BV was DC at Oklahoma for 12 years.
Bashful Baron
spacer Re: Bottom line, BV was DC at Oklahoma for 12 years.
garregit
spacer Re: Bottom line, BV was DC at Oklahoma for 12 years.
WhoaNellyKJ®
spacer Have to take these articles with a grain of salt
fightigers
spacer I don't know what this grain of salt thing is, unless you
GWPTiger®
spacer Writers' inability to create new topics in sports is
Stamos
spacer Brent Venables
Prime T. Tiger
spacer The Jury is not out. BV is a very good coach.
Bashful Baron
spacer Re: The Jury is not out. BV is a very good coach.
AFtigers87®
spacer Vic Keonning
Prime T. Tiger
spacer VK wanted the HC job.....he wasn't staying otherwise***
MackDaddy®
spacer In other news, Oklahoma continues to be classless
ClemsonMike830
spacer Re: In other news, Oklahoma continues to be classless
wrench®
spacer Kevin Steele 2.0***
CM Shack
spacer Re: Football Update: Oklahoma continues to throw Venables under the bus
wrench®
spacer Re: Football Update: Oklahoma continues to throw Venables under the bus
Dugatiger®
spacer BV will be a great coach. Say what you want.
OldeDoggTrey
spacer The rabid monkey mike stoops did a terrible job..,.
tigerking79
spacer OU Total Defense: 55th in 2011, and 65th in 2012. I'm not a
WillPhil
spacer Re: OU Total Defense: 55th in 2011, and 65th in 2012. I'm not a
tigerstripe777®
Venables says knowledge is power in defending Syracuse attack
Venables says knowledge is power in defending Syracuse attack
Playing time breakdown: Clemson displays depth at Georgia Tech
Playing time breakdown: Clemson displays depth at Georgia Tech
WATCH: Clemson commit highlights - 9/24
WATCH: Clemson commit highlights - 9/24
Swinney breaks down decision to name Trevor Lawrence starter
Swinney breaks down decision to name Trevor Lawrence starter
Analysts see Lawrence named starter as right decision, key to Playoff success
Analysts see Lawrence named starter as right decision, key to Playoff success
Elliott says Feaster pushing for more playing time
Elliott says Feaster pushing for more playing time
Clemson-Syracuse depth charts released
Clemson-Syracuse depth charts released
Lawrence on previous loss to Syracuse: "We didn't come ready to play"
Lawrence on previous loss to Syracuse: "We didn't come ready to play"
WATCH: Etienne sees RB rotation clicking
WATCH: Etienne sees RB rotation clicking
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest