Iowa State to hire UNI’s Ryan Clanton as new offensive line coach, per report

ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported on Friday that Northern Iowa offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ryan Clanton will be Iowa State’s newest leader in the trenches.

Clanton has coached at UNI for five season and developed the likes of Spencer Brown and Trevor Penning, who were drafted in back-to-back years in 2021 and 2022.

Prior to UNI, Clanton coached at Ventura College in California. There, 19 of the 20 starters the team put on the field earned all-conference selections.

Clanton also played collegiately at Oregon before venturing into coaching, playing for Chip Kelly in the 2011 National Championship, 2012 Rose Bowl and 2013 Fiesta Bowl.