Clemson's Brent Venables: Ex-OU defensive coordinator can go from talk to statement

Clemson vs. Auburn — Former OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables has a lot to say about Clemson's Orange Bowl debacle, and he wasn't even there. His chance to make a statement comes Saturday in Atlanta against Auburn.
Oklahoman Modified: August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm •  Published: August 31, 2012
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Clemson plays Auburn in Atlanta on Saturday. It's Clemson's first game with Brent Venables, late of OU, as defensive coordinator and first game since losing 70-33 to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl. Five statements by Venables about that debacle, courtesy of si.com:

1. “I think you'd be lying if you said it wasn't on their minds.”

2. “Until we do something about it, we're not real highly thought of.”

3. “This is an opportunity to redeem ourselves.”

4. “You're only as good as your last game, and let's face it, we've been made fun of for the past six months since that game took place.”

5. “I think our guys feel like they got a lot to prove.”

by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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