Bryan McClendon will join Oregon’s staff as wide receivers coach, sources told FootballScoop on Friday.
McClendon spent the past four years as an offensive coordinator at South Carolina. An original member of Will Muschamp’s staff, he first served as the Gamecocks’ co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach before being promoted to the club’s sole offensive coordinator in 2018 and ’19.
He was demoted from his coordinator role with the hiring of Mike Bobo but remained on staff as wide receivers coach, until now.
McClendon will fill a void left when Jovon Bougknight left for the same job at Kentucky last month. McClendon earned $1 million as South Carolina’s offensive coordinator in 2019, while Oregon paid Bougknight $310,000, according to the USA Today coaching salary database.
McClendon was selected by his peers as FootballScoop’s Running Backs Coach of the Year in 2014. He will become the second member of Mario Cristobal’s Ducks staff to have won that particular award; Oregon running backs coach Jim Mastro won the honor while at Nevada in 2010.
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