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Venables Announces Defensive Staff Change

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma head football coach Brent Venables announced Thursday that OU and defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Ted Roof have mutually agreed to part ways. 

Roof spent the last two seasons with the Sooners.

“I have the utmost respect and appreciation for Ted,” said Venables, who hired Roof from Clemson in December 2021. “I told him Wednesday I made a decision to go in a new direction at defensive coordinator and offered him an opportunity to remain on our staff in a different role. He explained that he has a deep desire to keep coaching and will look to do that at a different school.

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