Report: Mississippi State plans to interview Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables

The coaching rumors continued to circle on Monday, and there is a new report that Mississippi State has added Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables to the head coaching wish list.

Footballscoop.com reports the Bulldogs have asked Venables to come in for an interview. Mississippi State is apparently interested in hiring a defensive-minded head coach, as the program’s other leading candidate to fill the vacancy left behind from Dan Mullen’s departure is Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

Venables doesn’t have any head coaching experience, but he’s one of the hottest assistant coaches in the country. Behind his strong defenses, Clemson has gone 39-3 since the start of the 2015 season. And mostly because of his strong unit, the Tigers have a shot to win back-to-back national championships with two different quarterbacks.

Under Venables, the Clemson defense has finished in the top 10 nationally in each of the last four years.

Mullen, who coached at Mississippi State for 9 years, left the Bulldogs to become the head coach at Florida. The Gators made their hire official on Monday.

According to reports, Venables is also a candidate to replace Bret Bielema at Arkansas. The Razorbacks fired Bielema on Friday after losing to Missouri in the season finale.

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