Will Muschamp announced a few new additions to his coaching staff on Wednesday, including a name that UGA fans are familiar with.
Bryan McClendon, who served as UGA’s recruiting coordinator under Mark Richt the last two years, has been hired as South Carolina’s co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach.
“Bryan is an up-and-comer in the coaching profession,” Muschamp said in a statement. “It says a lot about his abilities as a coach to be named the interim head coach for the Bulldogs in their bowl game.”
No doubt McClendon is an attractive hire for South Carolina because the state of Georgia (and more specifically, Atlanta) is arguably the most important recruiting ground for the Gamecocks. McClendon was named 247sports.com National Recruiter of the Year for 2014.
McClendon, who is working as UGA’s interim head coach through the bowl game, has been an assistant for the Bulldogs since 2009. He also played football at UGA from 2002 to 2005, and he’s the son of former Bulldogs star running back Willie McClendon. Bryan’s title over the past year at UGA has been asssistant head coach, passing game coordinator, and wide receivers coach.