DMac is Back, and he's excited about the chance to work with young secondary talent
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DeAndre McDanielDeAndre McDaniel
Wide Receiver (2007 - 2010)
#2 6-1, 180
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What better place to learn than Clemson and under defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
Graduate assistant Michael HamlinMichael Hamlin
Safety (2004 - 2008)
#25 6-3, 205
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“I have been keeping in touch with Coach (Dabo) Swinney about for probably two years," McDaniel said. "I was going to try before Ham did, but my main thing is I wasn't finished with football. I wanted to give it another shot, and now that I am finally finished with it I have the availability to start coaching."
McDaniel said he hopes this is just the beginning of his coaching career.
“It's an honor, first off. I couldn't thank Coach Swinney enough,” McDaniel said. “Coming off being the number one defense in the country I definitely get to pick Coach Venables' brain a little bit. I want to be a defensive coordinator one day, and he is a good role model. Learning from the best. It means a lot to be home in Clemson, and I will be comfortable about doing my job.”
He is also looking forward to working with players like Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
#20 6-4, 215
Fort Myers, FL
View Full Profile and Mackensie AlexanderMackensie Alexander
RS Fr. Cornerback
#2 5-11, 190
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“Working with the caliber of guys like that is a blessing, and being able to work with guys like that is something I am looking forward to,” McDaniel said. “You don't see talent like that every day.”
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