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Report: Oklahoma rewards Venables with 6-year extension, raise

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Oklahoma agreed to a six-year contract extension with head coach Brent Venables that includes a significant pay raise, sources told Pete Thamel of ESPN.

The new deal, which keeps the third-year sideline boss under contract through the 2029 season, is worth $46.05 million, according to 247Sports' Tom Green. It was approved by the school's board of regents Friday.

The Sooners - who are joining the SEC this season - went 10-3 in 2023, up from a 6-7 campaign during Venables' first year in charge. Venables also had a successful stint as Clemson's defensive coordinator from 2012-21.

Oklahoma has lacked postseason success, though, going 0-2 in bowl games with the 53-year-old on the sideline.

Venables has helped Oklahoma post top-10 recruiting classes in 2024 and 2025, according to 247Sports.

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