Everyone is arguing back and forth about who should be the next head coach for our Terps. You know what though? I really don't give a damn, as long as its Malzahn, Leach, or another relatively high profile coach.
The crucial decision in this process will be whether the next head coach keeps DC Don Brown on his staff. In 2009, the Maryland defense experienced some growing pains in getting use to his schemes, but this past season, we saw the defense mature before our eyes.
Even though the defense was GREAT this season (never giving up more than 31 points in any game), Don Brown did it all with some holdovers from the previous DC's defense (i.e. Wujciak). Next season, if Brown sticks around, we will see his complex defense (and "schoolyard" scheme) at its best. His recruits (those that best fit his schemes) will finally see significant playing time, including the speedy Desmond Kearse, David Mackall, and Darin Drakeford. Even though we are losing the talented trio of Wujciak, Moten, and Perez, Brown's defense will only get better next season, especially with A.J. Francis, Kenny Tate, Demetrius Hartsfield, Cam Chism, and Joe Vellano coming back.
So whoever the next coach is...
PLEASE KEEP DON BROWN!
And Don, PLEASE STAY!
The players need some semblance of continuity, and if that can come in the form of Don Brown, then I will be a VERY happy man.