"We've got four guys doing a lot of work for their team in this one big game," he said. "Our talent level really shows."
Both teams are reaping the benefits of bold decisions from their head coaches.
Niners Coach Jim Harbaugh stuck with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback once Alex Smith had recovered from a mid-season concussion, despite Smith's 104.1 passer rating.
Harbaugh's brother, Ravens Coach John Harbaugh, fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron after a Week 14 loss to Washington and replaced him with quarterbacks coach and former Indianapolis Coach Jim Caldwell.
The 6-foot-2, 245-pound McClellan said he couldn't worry about a move he couldn't control, but said there's no doubt the Ravens are reaping the benefits of the change.
"It was a gut decision," he said. "And they went with it. And as they did, it's pretty much paying off."
McClellan said the Herd players from the two sides haven't talked to each other yet, but figures once the Niners and Ravens hit New Orleans, they'll be able to catch up.
But beyond the glitz and glamour of the Super Bowl is each player's mission. A Super Bowl ring would be the first for all four Marshall players, and bright spotlights won't get it for them. Darkened film rooms will.
"It's going to be a great experience, something I can always tell my kids and grandkids," McClellan said. "But this is a business trip, so we can't live too much in the life this year. It's about dedication and hard work paying off.
"Hard work doesn't just mean on the playing field or in the weight room, it also means in the film room," he added. "We'll spend our time studying and the rest will take care of itself."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall. Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.