CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is the highest paid coordinator in college football.
The Compensation Committee of the Clemson Board of Trustees approved a new deal for Venables on Wednesday.
The contract bumps Venables' total compensation from $2.4 million per year to $2.5 million annually. Venables is also getting a year added to his contract which will now run through the 2026 season.
Venables was the third-highest paid assistant in the country last year at $2.4 million, behind Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, who both made $2.5 million. Sarkisian is now the head coach at Texas, Steele is currently not coaching.
Back in February,. offensive coordinator Tony Elliott received a raise which puts his annual salary at $2 million.