The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to name Bryan McClendon as the team’s new wide receivers coach, according to Mike Gillespie, Sports Director at the ABC affiliate in Columbia, SC.
So to recap…the three assistants expected to leave Carolina are all taking solid jobs.
Bryan McClendon gets a crack at the NFL with the Steelers.
Same with Thomas Brown in LA.
John Scott gets a $200k raise AND a multi-year contract at Penn State.
All hard to turn down.
— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) February 9, 2020
McClendon, who played his college football at Georgia,has been on the South Carolina staff since December 23, 2015. In his first two seasons, he served as the co-offensive coordinator and tutored the Gamecocks’ wide receiving corps. He was put in charge of the offense and called the plays for the 2018 Outback Bowl and, in early January 2018, was named the full-time offensive coordinator, according to the school’s bio page.
McClendon was also the running backs coach at Georgia at 26 years old and the run game coordinator at age 31. He coached running backs Isaiah Crowell, Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel while at Georgia.
After his college playing career at Georgia was over with, McClendon signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He was only with them for that one summer, however, as he failed to make the final 53-man roster.
McClendon will take over for Steelers interim wide receivers coach Ray Sherman, who held that position throughout the 2019 season after wide receivers after coach Darryl Drake passed away suddenly while at the team’s training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe last summer. Drake was the receivers coach with the Bears when McClendon was there.