We know Oklahoma Sooners defensive coordinator Brent Venables won't be leaving Norman to take over the West Virginia Mountaineers. But he spent much of his weekend with the Clemson Tigers, according to Tiger Illustrated, where he reportedly underwent a job interview and met with two Clemson recruits, Ronald Geohaghan and Shaq Lawson, who were on official visits.
Venables has denied to Sooners beat writers that he's taken the job, but doesn't appear to have made any show of not leaving OU. Formalities could remain in the way, as Clemson folks appear quite certain Venables is going to be their guy.
He's coached at Oklahoma since 1999. Wooing him out of Norman would likely require a significant raise, which one would be a little surprised to see Clemson pulling off, considering offensive coordinator Chad Morris is one of college football's most highly compensated assistants.
For more on the parties involved, visit Oklahoma blog Crimson and Cream Machine and West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket, plus Clemson blog Shakin' the Southland.