Brent Venables

FILE- In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables talks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Venables said the Clemson defense worked too hard to get to No. 1 to give up simply because it lost eight starters, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina)- Clemson football has extended its defensive coordinator Brent Venables through the 2026 season. The extension will make him the highest paid assistant coach in college football. 

Venables will be paid $2.5 million per year, according to the new contract. 

Venables has been the defensive coordinator at Clemson since the 2012 season and has since won two national championships with the program. 

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