Some talk started to surface a couple days ago on the interwebs about Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables being mentioned for the vacant West Virginia DC job. It was quickly dismissed as ridiculous, but there has been a little bit of a firestorm in Oklahoma circles this morning courtesy of the Tulsa World's Dave Sittle and his Twitter account. I'm certainly no Twitter expert, but I'll do my best to try and recap what all has been said. Also, not that it really matters but personally I've never really been that big a fan of Sittler's. That said, he's been in OK forever and surely has developed a considerable amount of sources so while I wouldn't totally dismiss what he's started today I still find it hard to believe Venables would leave. But enough of that, onto the tweets!
By Jordan Esco
OU sources confirmed Brent Venables has been offered defensive coordinator job at West Virginia and Stoops is "fighting hard to keep him."
OU sources: "Stoops has enlisted help of his AD and others to convince Brent to stay." A decision could come later today.
Stoops hasn't responded to texts about Venables, sources indicated "the West Virginia deal is happening, and Brent has a decision to make."
Venables has healthy respect for Holgorsen's offensive mind. If he's calling defensive signals he might settle for co-title with DeForest.
OU source: Venables will still have strong influence if he stays at OU, but Mike will have final say.
West Virginia needs Venables' decision ASAP because dead period in recruiting is about to end.
Source: OU pulling out "the big guns" to convince Venables to stay. I would assume that would mean the Top Gun - President Boren.
Stoops' text this morning on Mike and Willie said announcement could happen late morning. Venables' sitatuion could be hold up.
Discuss . . .