Over the weekend, it was reported by The Athletic’s college football reporter Bruce Feldman that former Ohio State graduate assistant and Clemson offensive assistant Chandler Whitmer will be joining the Chargers staff as an offensive quality control coach who will assist Shane Day with the team’s quarterbacks.
SOURCE: Clemson grad assistant Chandler Whitmer is joining the Los Angeles #Chargers' staff as a QC who will assist mainly with the QBs. The former UConn quarterback had previously been on the Ohio State staff. Doug Samuels first reported the move.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 6, 2021
Whitmer is a former college quarterback for the University of Connecticut from 2010 to 2014. He started 24 games across the 2012-2014 seasons, finishing fourth all time in completions (403), passing yards (5,082), and sixth in touchdown passes (25).
During his one-year stint with the Buckeyes in 2019, Whitmer worked mainly with the wide receivers, helping to coach future NFL draft picks in Terry McLaurin and K.J. Hill.
While with Clemson this past season, Whitmer had the opportunity to work with the likes of both Trevor Lawrence and D.J. Uiagalelei. Lawrence is expected to be the first-overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft while Uiagalelei is set to replace Lawrence as the starting quarterback for one of the country’s best teams.