Gurley, other former UGA players react to hiring of McClendon
ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia announced on Monday the official hiring of former player and coach, Bryan McClendon, to its coaching staff.
McClendon, who previously coached at UGA during Mark Richt’s tenure, is replacing Cortez Hankton as the wide receivers coach.
The Chicago, Il. native played for the Bulldogs from 2002-05. Recently, McClendon followed Mario Cristobal from the University of Oregon to the University of Miami. Even so, he came back to his alma mater after a brief stint with the Hurricanes. McClendon coached at South Carolina under Will Muschamp at South Carolina before his stint at Oregon. McClendon also coached running backs at UGA from 2009-14 and was the wide receivers coach in 2015.
He was a great recruiter and helped sign many former Bulldogs, including Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Isaiah Wynn and many others. After the hiring of McClendon, a lot of former players, including Gurley, expressed their congratulations to McClendon.
The Bulldogs also got a reaction out of Brandon Inniss, who is the No. 1-ranked wide receiving in the 2023 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Georgia already has two wideouts committed in the 2023 class in four-starts Raymond Cottrell and Daquayvious Sorey.
It’s expected that McClendon will help the Bulldogs sign a few more top-level wideouts in the years to come.