Browns coach Eric Mangini has hired the University of Minnesota's George McDonald as offensive quality control coach, the team announced Wednesday.
McDonald, 32, spent the past two seasons as receivers coach for the Golden Gophers and tutored standouts Eric Decker and Ernie Wheelwright. As offensive coordinator at Western Michigan in 2005-06, he worked with receiver Greg Jennings, a Biletnikoff semifinalist now with the Green Bay Packers.
A native of Buena Park, Calif. and a 1999 graduate of Illinois, McDonald has also worked at Stanford, Northern Illinois, Bucknell and Ball State. McDonald played receiver and returned kickoffs for the Illini from 1995-98 and ran track for two seasons.