Oregon Ducks Asst. coach Adrian Klemm to join Bill Belichick’s staff in New England

The Oregon Ducks are losing another key recruiter and assistant coach from Dan Lanning’s staff.

Per multiple reports, Bill Belichick is pulling Adrian Klemm out of Eugene and bringing him back to Foxboro as an offensive assistant under their ‘newly’-named offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.

Klemm was Oregon’s associate head coach, offensive line coach and run-game coordinator.  He is expected to receive a pay raise with his new position in New England from what he was making at Oregon.

It is a reunion for Klemm and Belichick.  Klemm was Belchick’s first-ever draft pick in New England, the No. 46 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft out of Hawai’i.  Klemm played 26 games and made 20 starts with the Patriots on the offensive line over five seasons from 2000-04, a stretch that included three Super Bowl victories.  He played two more seasons in Green Bay before beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant at SMU.

It is also a return to the NFL for Klemm, who was the offensive assistant/offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for three seasons from 2019-21 before accepting the job at Oregon, where he stayed one season.

Klemm’s departure is the third from the Ducks coaching staff this off-season.  Former offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham took the head coaching job at his alma mater, Arizona State, and was since replaced by Will Stein from UTSA.  Safeties coach Matt Powledge returned to Baylor as defensive coordinator, and was since replaced by Chris Hampton from Tulane.