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Clemson DC Venables gets new $11.6M deal

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson has made a second major statement this year about how much they want to hold onto defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

After upping his salary to $2 million a year in February, the school extended the deal to five seasons through 2022 and added retention bonuses that make the package worth $11.6 million.

"Brent's extremely excited. We're very happy to have him here," Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said.


Swofford: 'Respect the science' on CTE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Latest on the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media days (all times local):

11:20 a.m.


Saban still undecided at starting QB

ATLANTA (AP) Nick Saban peeked around the curtain, wondering if it was time to make his grand appearance.

Everyone else at Southeastern Conference Media Days must accept a supporting role.


UNC reports secondary NCAA violations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players.

In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to be secondary in severity and that the school has "taken appropriate disciplinary action." The statement didn't specify the nature of that action or the violations.


No talk of expanding CPF beyond 4 teams

ATLANTA (AP) The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):

9:30 a.m.


Richt making sure Miami has true FB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Latest on ACC Media Days (all times local):

6:30 p.m.


Vols OL Smith cleared for fall practice

ATLANTA (AP) The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):

11:15 a.m.


Swofford expects required injury reports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford expects an eventual new national rule requiring colleges to list all inactive or ineligible college players for game day following the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law barring gambling on college sports.

Swoffford doesn't anticipate the rule will be established until the 2019 season, he said Wednesday at the ACC Kickoff media days.


Baylor, Rhule shift focus to football

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Matt Rhule feels like he has a completely different job going into his second season as Baylor's coach.

More of his focus can now be on actual football. So much time in his first year was spent working to change the culture in the aftermath of a sexual assault scandal that happened at the school before he got to the Waco campus.


Ohio St. assistant faces trespass charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An Ohio State assistant coach has been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass stemming from a dispute with his ex-wife.

According to court records, wide receivers coach Zach Smith was served with the misdemeanor complaint May 12 in the north Columbus suburb of Powell.

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