Long time Maryland wide receivers coach Lee Hull will not return to the Terps, ending a six-year career with the school, CoachingSearch.com is reporting.
Hull came to Maryland from Oregon State in 2008, and helped coach Darrius Heyward-Bey and Torrey Smith to first and second round NFL Draft selections, respectively, as well as building one of the most talented receiving corps in the conference this season.
In terms of recruiting, Hull's primary areas were South Jersey, Delaware, Cincinnati and Detroit, although he covered more that that. Commitments the coach brought in include starting left tackle Ryan Doyle, starting defensive end Quinton Jefferson, starting wide receiver Nigel King, starting punter Nate Renfro, as well as Taivon Jacobs, Tyrek Cheeseboro, A.J. Hendy, Marcus Leak and four-star commit Juwann Winfree, who is scheduled to come to Maryland next season.
Hull is the third positional coach from the staff to leave this offseason, after defensive line coach Greg Gattuso took over the Albany program and offensive line coach Tom Brattan's contract was not retained.
Hull and Brattan were the last holdovers from the Ralph Friedgen era. With Hull's success at the school on the recruiting trail and with the wide receivers, it is likely that he will be making an upward move -- he has interviewed for the head coaching job at Morgan State, and this move could be in anticipation of that.
An update, from Jeff Barker:
Related RT @sunjeffbarker: Maryland wide receivers coach Lee Hull is a finalist for Morgan State job, source says.— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) December 31, 2013