Venables: "I would have stayed for a lot less"


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Position: Def. Coordinator / Linebackers

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables was interviewed by the local media after practice on Wednesday evening and discussed several topics including his new four-year contract extension that will keep him in TigerTown through the 2018 season, increasing his annual salary to 1.35 million beginning next season.

Venables said that he was very humbled, appreciative and grateful for the new contract extension from Clemson.

"With Coach Swinney and Dan Radakovich and President Clements and the board I couldn't be more appreciative, thankful, humble," said Venables. "Pinching myself. Incredible grateful for our coaches on our staff. You know our defensive staff is as good of group of guys and coaches I have worked with. It takes a group of them to have that kind of success. So for them to show that kind loyalty and appreciation and investment, I am eternally grateful. This as good as it gets to me in college football. We have everything we need. Anything a coach could possibly want we have it here and don't take a backseat to anybody. They didn't need to do that. I would have stayed for a lot less. (jokingly)"

Reporter: [You didn't tell them that.]

"They didn't ask. But I didn't expect them to do that. I was really, really humbled but very appreciative."

Venables helped lead Clemson's defensive resurgence last year all the way to the #1 total defense in the nation.

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spacer and worth every penny of the $ amount of that contract, and
sgt tiger®
spacer I think he goes to KState when Snyder finally retires
Clemson_Alumnus®
spacer Re: I think he goes to KState when Snyder finally retires
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: I think he goes to KState when Snyder finally retires
tmac9wr
spacer And that is why Venables is worth a lot more!!!
Coothater®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Wow. We're very fortunate, as are the kids who get to
wildblulou®
spacer Why in the sports realm is "humble" synonymous with honor?
clemsongt
spacer They're generally synonymous in all realms.***
wildblulou®
spacer Re: Why in the sports realm is "humble" synonymous with honor?
jp_tiger
spacer Being humbled is different than feeling humbled.
wildblulou®
spacer Re: Being humbled is different than feeling humbled.
Dugatiger®
spacer But I hope we did give a healthy raise to his "get back" guy LOL.
WrenCUDad®
spacer Re: But I hope we did give a healthy raise to his "get back" guy LOL.
Dugatiger®
spacer We could have spent some of that money on basketball.***
Judge Keller
spacer Why? This is the best our basketball program has ever been.***
Wosco
spacer Re: Why? This is the best our basketball program has ever been.***
Orange Lightning
spacer Re: Why? This is the best our basketball program has ever been.***
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: Why? This is the best our basketball program has ever been.***
lhaselden
spacer Re: Why? This is the best our basketball program has ever been.***
Dugatiger®
spacer Nope, not even close***
TigerzzRoar®
spacer This kind of loyalty......
ALLIN4CU®
spacer More evidence
PenthouseTiger
spacer haha.***
deadsolidperfect®
spacer Re: More evidence
lhaselden
spacer Re: More evidence
PenthouseTiger
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Dugatiger®
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