Maryland Hires Brian Stewart As D-Coordinator

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland has hired Brian Stewart to be its new defensive coordinator.

Stewart spent the past two seasons overseeing the defense of the Houston Cougars, who went 13-1 in 2011 and ranked 35th in the nation in scoring defense.

Terrapins coach Randy Edsall announced the hiring Tuesday, saying Stewart will bring an “aggressive style” to a unit that
struggled last season under Todd Bradford.

Stewart, 47,went to Houston after an eight-year run as an NFL assistant, including two years — 2007 and 2008 — as the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys.

Stewart spent the 2009 season as a defensive special assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Maryland went 2-10 last season, Edsall’s first since replacing head coach Ralph Friedgen.

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