The Oklahoma Sooners have secured their head coach Brent Venables with a long-term contract. According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, the Sooners agreed to a six-year deal with Venables, worth just over $46 million. This contract extends Venables’ tenure in Oklahoma through 2029. Hired in 2021 to replace Lincoln Riley, the 53-year-old coach will lead the team as they transition to the SEC.

Under the new agreement, Venables will earn $7.225 million next season, with incremental raises each year, reaching $7.925 million in the final year. Previously, he signed a six-year, $43.5 million contract when he joined the Sooners two seasons ago.

ESPN reports that the deal has received board approval, which was the last step needed to finalize it.

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