Mike Locksley has found a new special teams coordinator and linebackers coach to bring to Maryland.
Friday, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that Locksley is hiring Colorado State safeties coach George Helow to be the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach at Maryland. He had spent the last four seasons at Colorado State.
Helow has also had stops at Alabama, Florida State and Georgia during his coaching career. He played college football at Ole Miss.
SOURCE: Former #CSU and #UGA assistant George Helow is going to #Maryland as special teams coordinator/ LBs coach. The former #OleMiss DB is a rising star coach from the Saban/Kirby Smart/Pruitt tree.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 17, 2020
Maryland is coming off a rough first year under Locksley. The Terrapins started off hot with big wins over Howard and a ranked Syracuse team in the first two weeks of the season. Things quickly fell apart on both sides of the football, however, as injuries continued to pile up throughout the year.
The Terrapins finished the year with a 3-9 record and a 1-8 mark in B1G play, with the only conference victory coming over Rutgers. The 2020 season will mark Locksley’s second as the head coach at Maryland.