I'm here to make sure your defense stops sucking.
One of the more high-profile moves on the coaching circuit didn't actually involve a head coach. Following a 70-33 thrashing at the hands of West Virginia in the Orange Bowl, Dabo Swinney decided that he had seen enough of Kevin Steele's defense. Clemson's head coach put one of his patented recruiting pitches on Brent Venables and managed to lure away Oklahoma's defensive coordinator for a reportedly hefty sum of $800,000 per year.
Once considered a rising star on the coaching circuit, Venables' stock took a beating in 2011. After starting the season with lofty national championship hopes, the Sooners limped home to a 10-3 record. Venables' defense took the lion's share of the blame for the disappointing season from OU fans and the media, as the Sooners secondary was torched in losses to Texas Tech, Baylor and Oklahoma St.
In fact, '11 marched to a familiar beat for the Sooner D: Ste...