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Less than a week on the job, Terps OL coach leaves for the NFL

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Well that was quick.

Jan. 16, Dave DeGuglielmo was one of three assistants hired to be a part of Randy Edsall‘s coaching staff.  Six days later, DeGuglielmo has departed the Maryland football program, leaving the Terps for a job with an NFL that wasn’t identified.

In a statement, Edsall said he’d “like to congratulate Dave on this exciting opportunity for his career” and that “[w]e are honored that NFL teams pursue members of our coaching staff as we feel this is a complement to our program.”

Prior to his very, very, very brief time with the Terps, the last nine years of DeGuglielmo’s coaching career had been spent at the NFL level, coming to an end when he was fired as the New York Jets’ line coach following the 2012 season.  DeGuglielmo last coached in the college game in 2003, the end of a three-year stint as South Carolina’s line coach.

DeGuglielmo said his abrupt about-face was due to “family issues” that made this “an opportunity I could not pass up.”

“I was excited about the direction of the Maryland football program and coaching in the Big Ten,” said DeGuglielmo in a portion of his statement. “I was looking forward to working with Randy and couldn’t have been more confident in where this program is heading.”

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1 Response to “Less than a week on the job, Terps OL coach leaves for the NFL”
  1. raysfan1 says: Jan 22, 2014 1:58 PM

    No doubt he will have to sit out a year from any involvement in organized football prior to taking another college coaching job in the future, right? No? It’s just the players who have no rights? Okay then.

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