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Toughest job in college football: Defensive coordinator


December 26, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables began his coaching career at Kansas State in the mid-1990s, trying to come up with ways to stop Nebraska's power option. The Cornhuskers were predictable, but often darn near unstoppable.

So as far as Venables is concerned, coaching defenses has always been challenging. Over 25 years in the business, the challenges have only increased as offenses have become more varied and multiple. Touchdowns and yards have never been more plentiful. FBS records for yards per play, touchdowns per game and points per game set last season are agai...

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