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Brent Venables Says He Wouldn't Want To Be The Guy To Replace Bill Snyder

A view of Clemson's stadium at night from high up.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables had his name thrown around for a few jobs over the last few weeks, but he remains with the Tigers.

Venables was reportedly in the mix for the Arkansas job that eventually went to his former Clemson offensive counterpart, Chad Morris. The job that Venables has always been connected to most, however, is the currently occupied one at Kansas State. He is a KSU alumnus, and Bill Snyder does have to retire at some point.

Venables isn't the only name that comes up for that eventual opening on a regular basis. Jim Leavitt, now the defensive coordinator at Florida State and former head coach at USF, reportedly had an agreement in place to be the school's next head coach, but it was nixed by Snyder, who wants his son Sean to take over the program. It's unclear if he'll get his way, but it makes for a very sticky situation for anyone to take over the job.

When asked about being floated as a head coaching candidate, Venables didn't address the Snyder-Leavitt reports, but he did say that following Snyder at Kansas State would not be an enviable position. Via TigerNet:

As for the rumors about him wanting the Kansas St. job, Venables said he's in no hurry to replace a legend.

"I don't know. I don't know (laughing). Everybody says, 'He is going to Kansas St.' Look. Nobody has more love and respect for the people there and Coach Snyder there, but do you want to be the guy to follow the modern-day Bear Bryant at Kansas St.? I don't know about that. They have plenty of quality people over there. Hopefully, Coach Snyder coaches another 10-plus years. He has been amazing and as an alumnus I am super-proud."

For now, this is not an issue, as Snyder confirmed that he'll be back in 2018, but expect this to become one of the most interesting coaching searches when the job eventually does open.

[TigerNet]