Thursday afternoon Phil Kornblut did an exclusive interview with Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
The Tiger football program, fresh off of their Orange Bowl victory over 7th ranked Ohio State, took that spot from the Buckeyes in the final AP poll with their 40-35 victory
Clemson has been known as an offensive powerhouse the past 3 seasons, but had struggled mightily on the defensive side of the ball on occasion, most notably the Tigers previous trip to the Orange Bowl in 2012, in which they gave up 70 points to West Virginia.
Brent Venables was brought in to get the D on the right track, and in just two seasons, has his unit ranked in the top 25 in scoring defense.
Tonight Venables recapped the big Orange Bowl victory, the 2013 campaign in general, and looked ahead to what he’s got coming back for ’14.