Venables is a big reason Clemson is where they are. From the start of the 2nd QTR, Clemson outscored BAMA 30-3. Tua never stood a chance against his defense. Clemson DC Brent Venables explains defensive strategy that led to early pick six against Alabama He and Dabo are a force to be reckoned with. Venables is the highest paid asst in college football (5 yrs at $11.6 million). His son Jake is a FR Linebacker for Clemson. And to think, Oklahoma pretty much ran him out of town. This vid says a lot about football and fandom. Doesn't look like he's going anywhere.