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Clemson assistant Todd Bates leaving for Oklahoma

Bates will join Brent Venables at Oklahoma.
Bates will join Brent Venables at Oklahoma.(TigerNet)
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 4:07 PM EST
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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson Tigers have lost another member of their coaching staff.

According to reports, Tigers defensive line coach Todd Bates follows Brent Venables to Oklahoma.

Bates will become the Sooners co-defensive coordinator alongside former Clemson defensive analyst Ted Roof.

Bates had been with the Tigers since 2017. He also was Clemson’s recruiting coordinator, and last month earned a promotion to assistant head coach.

He’s considered an upcoming star within the profession. He was named Rivals’ Recruiter of the Year for 2019.

Bates now joins coach V who left Clemson last month to become Oklahoma’s head coach.

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