CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 10: Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables of the Clemson Tigers calls out a play during the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

College football's most underrated assistant coach wins prestigious award

It's about time.

Most Clemson fans would tell you that Brent Venables has been the best assistant coach in the country for the past three years and they could definitely make a case for not being wrong. The voters who hand out the Broyles Award —- given out to the best assistant coach in the country —- finally saw it and have given him the honor this year.

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His defense only allowed 18.4 points per game as well as 125.77 yards per game on the ground and 188.2 yards through the air. All are top 20 marks and the defense was No. 9 in total yards allowed at 313.9 yards per game. The Tiger defense was also second in the country with 46 sacks and second in the country with 112 tackles for loss. I think it's safe to say the award was given to the right guy.