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Updated: Maryland picks up DC from Houston

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UPDATED 1/17 @ 10:30 a.m. ET: Maryland has confirmed the hiring of Brian Stewart at defensive coordinator.

“I’m excited to join Randy’s staff,” Stewart said. “I admired what he did at UConn and saw the beginning of that transformation while I was at Syracuse. We’ve taken similar career paths as secondary coaches and then coordinators. It will be an exciting new challenge implementing our defense in the ACC, a very competitive league and one of the traditional BCS conferences.”

In his own statement, Randy Edsall said:

“I’m very pleased to have Brian come on board. He is a proven defensive coordinator at both the collegiate and professional level. All of his experience will help us move forward as we look for him to implement his aggressive style. He will also be a great addition to our recruiting efforts.”


New Houston coach Tony Levine will be in the market for a new defensive coordinator if Big Ten Network’s Tom Dienhart‘s report turns out to be true.

Dienhart reports today that Houston defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has accepted the same job with Maryland under coach Randy Edsall, joining former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley as the other coordinator spot to be filled with the Terrapins. A deal hasn’t been inked, but the Washington Post reports that the deal is close to being finalized barring unforeseen circumstances.

Stewart was the DC for the Cougars for the past two seasons under new Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and previously a defensive special assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles and the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys (2007-08).

Stewart would replace Todd Bradford, who was bought out of his contract for an undisclosed amount with the Terps after just one season.

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6 Responses to “Updated: Maryland picks up DC from Houston”
  1. wvuandsteelers says: Jan 16, 2012 5:16 PM

    looks like fitz66 didn’t know what he was talking about.

  2. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jan 16, 2012 5:35 PM

    It makes you wonder why Edsall would hire a DC whose team finished 64th in total defense and played a weak schedule.

  3. ancientcougar says: Jan 16, 2012 8:10 PM

    You have to know what their rank was last year before casting aspersions. It was a big improvement.

  4. totallydisgusted says: Jan 16, 2012 8:43 PM

    What a lame a** hire. I’m starting to regret calling for Freigen’s head. The AD lacks imagination and as a result the terps will be worse off. YUCK

  5. brettlgriffin says: Jan 16, 2012 9:08 PM


    It’s times like these when I wonder if y’all ever research a story before writing. Brian Stewart announced over a week ago that he was leaving UH, Levine has already hired a new DC.

  6. mrslay1 says: Jan 16, 2012 11:04 PM

    Oh well, the Terps have nowhere but up.

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