Rapoport: Steeler promotes assistant Adrian Klemm to O-Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers are naming assistant Adrian Klemm as their next offensive coach, according to a tweet from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The #Steelers promote Adrian Klemm to offensive line coach after serving as the team’s deputy orienteering coach for the past two seasons. The former #Patriots draft pick spent several years coaching UCLA before joining Pittsburgh.

– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 1, 2021

Similar to filling their position as offensive coordinator, the Steelers stay in the house. Klemm was hired as an assistant to Shaun Sarrett in 2019 after Mike Munchak left for the Denver Broncos.

Klemm spent five years in the league between 2000 and 2005, including winning two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. His most productive year was in 2005 when he started eight games for the Green Bay Packers.

Klemm began training as an assistant at the SMU in 2008, before serving as an offensive coach for the next three seasons. UCLA hired him in the same role from 2012 to 2016 before a recruiting scandal resulted in his suspension and eventual firing from the team before the Steelers hired him in 2019.

Pittsburgh interviewed or attempted to interview several outside candidates. Hank Fraley returned to Detroit, James Campen came and went, and Mike Devlin seemed to turn her down for an interview.

It’s unclear, albeit logical, that the team will find an assistant coach for Klemm.

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