Brent Venables signs new 6-Year contract extension

Oklahoma football head coach Brent Venables inks a new 6-year contract extension on Friday providing him with an SEC-style raise.
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The news is fresh and the ink still hasn't dried but Brent Venables will be in Norman for, at least, another six years.

Pete Thamel of ESPN reported on Friday morning that the Sooners head coach has signed a new contract for a six-year extension, and a considerable raise, to be the head ball coach of the Sooners throughout the rest of the decade.

This signals a massive commitment for the university as Oklahoma moves into perhaps the most important time in the football program's history. Under Venables, the Sooners have gone a combined 16-10, although year one was filled with a roster of players who survived a massacre from the transfer portal.

The second year under Venables was a more accurate sign of things to come as the Sooners imporved to 10-3 and their defense was more "Venables-like".

Obviously as the Sooners transition into the infamous Southeatern Conference, they'll need to continue to improve. However, Venables is just the man for the job.

There are few program builders out there like BV and none that display his old-school loyalty and committment to doing the little things right. Venables is arguably the best defensive mind in college football but one of his most underrated talents is recruiting. He is also a builder of men and someone who develops driven, committed, intense football players and men at the same time.

Coaches like Venables are rare and that's why it was important for OU to lock him up for the long-term. President Harroz and AD Joe C know have the perfect man to lead the Sooners into the South. Its a great day for Venables, his program, and the rest of us here in Sooner Nation.