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Steelers offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is expected to leave for Oregon

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It appears that Adrian Klemm will be one-and-done as the Steelers offensive line coach. According to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Klemm is expected to finish out the season with the Steelers before heading to Oregon.

Rittenberg reported early today that Oregon was targeting Klemm to be their offensive line coach. Klemm joined the Steelers as an assistant offensive line coach in 2019 before being promoted to offensive line coach after the 2020 season. Klemm last coached in college with UCLA in 2016.

It's been a disappointing season for Klemm, as he was supposed to help improve the run game and bring a nasty demeanor to the offensive line. None of that happened. The Steelers rank 31st in rushing this season, averaging 84.6 yards per game. They ranked 32nd in rushing in 2020, averaging 82.5 yards per game. The offensive line often gets dominated upfront and they don't impose their will on anybody. They also don't help Ben Roethlisberger up after he takes a hit or gets sacked. They just stand there and stare. It's been a complete mess.

The Steelers will now have three offensive line coaches in three years. Hopefully, the Steelers go outside the organization and stop promoting from within as they did with Klemm. Perhaps Klemm accepted the Oregon job already because he knows he'll get fired after the season. I can't blame Mike Tomlin. It was a bad hire by Tomlin, however.

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