Report: Ex-Maryland DC to return for second stint as DC with the Terrapins
It is being reported that Mike Locksley has found his next defensive coordinator at Maryland.
According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, the Terrapins are expected to hire Brian Stewart. Stewart coached the defensive backs at Baylor in 2020, but he has previous stops as a DC on his resume, including a previous three-year stint at Maryland.
SOURCE: #Baylor CB coach Brian Stewart is expected to become the new defensive coordinator at #Maryland. A former assistant with the Texans, Lions, Cowboys, Chargers and Eagles, Stewart has been the DC at Rice, Houston and Maryland.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 12, 2021
Stewart most recently served as a DC in 2017 when he was the DC and DBs coach at Rice. He spent 2018-19 as the DBs coach with the Detroit Lions before spending 2020 at Baylor.
Prior to those stops, Stewart spent 2012-14 as the DC for the Terrapins under head coach Randy Edsall. Maryland posted back-to-back 7-6 seasons in 2013-14, the most recent winning seasons in Maryland’s history. Stewart also coached at Nebraska from 2015-16.
If Stewart is indeed hired to coach the Terrapin defense, he will be taking over a unit that has allowed 30+ points per game in two seasons under Locksley. Maryland allowed 32 points per game in five games during 2020, a mark that ranked 81st nationally.