Shane Beamer is expected to reach into the NFL for his latest staff hire, according to a report from SportsTalkSC.

Former Panthers QB coach Sean Ryan will be joining Shane Beamer’s staff with the Gamecocks. Ryan has extensive NFL coaching experience including the Giants, Texans and Lions along with the Panthers. Ryan was most recently in the NFL on the Panthers’ staff with Matt Rhule.

One of Ryan’s career highlights came during his tenure with the Texans when he coached Deshaun Watson in 2017 and 2018. He was thought to be a possible candidate for a similar position with the Browns.

In 2018 Ryan helped guide Watson to an impressive season where he completed 68.3% of his passes for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns with just 9 interceptions.