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Report: Maryland has found their defensive coordinator in the Big 12

A few weeks ago, in late January, reports shared that Maryland defensive coordinator Jon Hoke was leaving to head back to the NFL as the Falcons defensive backs coach, leaving Mike Locksley with a coordinator opening.

It now appears that Locksley has found his man to replace Hoke, and the coach has a history with the Terps as a coordinator.

Bruce Feldman tweets today that Baylor corners coach Brian Stewart is going tabbed as the Terps new defensive coordinator.

Stewart spent last season on Dave Aranda's Baylor staff, and has previously served as a defensive coordinator in college at Rice (2017), Houston (2010-11), and Maryland (2012-14). He also spent the 2007-08 seasons as the Dallas Cowboys defensive play caller.

From 2012-14, Stewart served as the Terps defensive coordinator under Randy Edsall, when the Terps went 4-8, and then 7-6 and 7-5. Despite their record in 2012, Stewart's defense ranked second in yards per game given up and ranked 21st nationally in the same category. The 2013 season ended with a loss in the Military Bowl to Marshall, and 2014 ended in a similar fashion, lsoing to Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl. The following season, Stewart became the defensive backs coach at Nebraska.

Other relevant recent coaching stops include with the Detroit Lions (2018-19) and working with the secondary at San Jose State, Missouri, Syracuse, and in the league with the Texans and Chargers.

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