Everything old is new again.

Holy crap — talk about getting the band back together.

“Jumped at the chance”.  Welcome home again, Coach.


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39 responses to “Everything old is new again.

  1. Ran A

    And the man can recruit!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. classiccitycanine

    McClendon was good at recruiting and developing guys so I think this is an excellent hire! Also brings another Bulldog back to Athens!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. cowetadawg

    Nothing but love for Coach Mac. He was a great head coach for one game for us, too. DGD!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Dawg in Austin

    Just stay away from Willie Martinez, please.

    Liked by 10 people

  5. mg4life0331

    Yeah great recruiter for sure. I looked up what he coached when he was here for Richt; I was way off, I thought he coached wide outs much longer than he did.


  6. debbybalcer

    So glad he is back.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Russ

    BMac is a damned good Dawg! And if Kirby is ever unavailable, Maclendon is undefeated as our head coach.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Love this dude. Coached us to a win in the Gator Bowl after Richt had been let go, which I know couldn’t have been an easy assignment. Glad to have him back in the fold.

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    • Dawgfan Will

      As others have pointed out on social media: now we really have all the living former head coaches back in Athens. 🙂


  9. moe pritchett

    Love it.
    Now. I know it may not really matter but who will wind up as DC?


  10. archiecreek

    Great legacy,
    great hire!!
    Welcome back home!!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. shellbine

    Where’s Joliet Jake and Elwood?


  12. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Knew this one for a couple of weeks. While it would’ve been cool to see if Kirby would even approach former teammate and my favorite Bulldog ever, Hines Ward, McClendon is a known quantity as a great position coach and better recruiter.

    Though, you’d have to imagine Ward would be a natural at recruiting, and not just because he can show up to recruit’s houses wearing two Super Bowl rings.


    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Maybe. I love Hines but one thing I have learned over Kirby’s tenure is that recruiting is 24/7/365. Showing up with a couple of Super Bowl rings is cool for one visit, but it can’t be the only one. Not saying that Hines couldn’t do what it takes over time – maybe he could and maybe he wants to – but Kirby doesn’t choose lightly. At least, not so far. Have to respect the track record.

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  13. TEXBaller

    Baller approves! A definitive & significant upgrade from Hankton.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. rigger92

    I know we’re not a no fun league crowd, but…….

    Cincy needs to draft our entire front 7.

    If KC drafts Pickens look out………

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  15. Probably a good 1-2 years, then he gets offered a head job. Great dude.


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  16. debbybalcer

    Former players including Gurley are endorsing the hire.


  17. rigger92

    Again with the NFL stuff,

    SF or LA could change their game with a Roquan or Nakobe player. Too bad they can’t be on their teams with the draft and contract stuff.


  18. rigger92

    Dang, Stafford, Mahomes, Burrow, and Garropolo all throw such pretty balls. Nice tight spirals right on target, float or rope. I am starting to see the progression from college to pro and enjoy it through name recognition and our recent success.


  19. winodawg

    Glad to see McClendon back. He is a DGD. I also love that Kirby prefers to hire employees with Head Coaching experience (even if only for a few games).

    I always did the same thing in my restaurants. You can hire & train servers and bartenders to be managers , but they don’t always GET IT the way former GM’s did.

    Coaches with egos (and restaurant GMs with egos) can’t handle doing that.

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  20. Someone remarked that most of his job changes were driven by headcoach turnover. Guessing Smart isn’t going anywhere