Clemson DC Brent Venables gets raise of almost $500K

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Clemson now has another million-dollar coordinator after defensive leader Brent Venables received a nearly half-million dollar raise, increasing his annual salary to $1.35 million beginning next season.

The school released salaries for Venables and rest of Clemson’s assistant coaches on Monday. Last week, Clemson announced Venables had agreed to a four-year deal through 2018 while the rest of the staff had new two-year deals.

Clemson had one of college football’s highest paid coordinators the past three seasons with offensive leader Chad Morris, who earned $1.3 million a year. Morris left to become SMU’s head coach last month.

Venables directed the country’s No. 1 defense in yards allowed last year, giving up slightly more than 260 per game. The Tigers finished 10-3, their fourth straight season with double-digit victories.