Oregon names Bryan McClendon interim coach for bowl game

Courtesy University of Oregon

Oregon has named Bryan McClendon the interim football coach for the upcoming Valero Alamo Bowl, according to a release from the school.

McClendon is in his second season with the Ducks, serving as pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

He came to Oregon after spending four years as an assistant coach at South Carolina, including the final two as offensive coordinator.

He began his coaching career at Georgia – his alma mater – from 2007 to 2015, earning a promotion to assistant head coach ahead of his final season with the Bulldogs.

McClendon served as Georgia’s interim head coach for the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl.

“We appreciate Coach McClendon agreeing to accept a leadership role in providing the best possible bowl experience for our student-athletes,” said Athletic Director Dan Mullens. “His previous experience as an interim head coach is valuable for our program as we prepare for the Alamo Bowl, and we are grateful for his willingness to step up and assume this responsibility for Oregon football.”

The No. 14 Ducks (10-3) will take on No. 16 Oklahoma (10-2) on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Alamodome (6:15 p.m. PT, ESPN).


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