Maryland has filled the last remaining gap on their coaching staff, as former LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa has been hired for the same position in College Park, the school announced in a release. He replaces Dave DeGuglielmo, who left the team for a job with the Patriots less than a week after joining the Terrapins.
Studrawa comes off the heels of a seven-year stint with LSU, during which the Tigers won one national championship. He was not retained by the school following the 2013 season.
He was also the team's offensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012, with mixed results -- LSU scored 35.7 points per game in his first year (with the team reaching the national title game again), but dipped to 29.8 in the second.
Before his time in Baton Rouge, Studrawa was the offensive coordinator at Bowling Green, help leading the Falcons to two bowl wins in four seasons. He also spent time at Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Wilmington (Ohio) College and Ohio State, and played his college days at Bowling Green.
In terms of recruiting, he helped bring in two blue-chip prospects in the 2014 class -- five-star Illinois linebacker Clifton Garrett and four-star Louisiana guard Will Clapp. In the 2013 class, Studrawa brought in four prospects, including two four-stars -- one from Georgia, one from Illinois. It's hard to know how much of that was Studrawa's recruiting acumen and how much of that was the prestige of LSU, but we'll certainly find out shortly.
Studrawa's hire should help Maryland expand their footprint in both the Southeast and the Midwest, two areas that they're looking to draw recruits from. Tom Brattan did a lot of recruiting in Georgia, and Studrawa looks like an upgrade in that area, which can only spell good things for Maryland's efforts on the trail.
Here's some quotes from the release:
"Greg will be a great addition to our coaching staff," said Edsall. "He comes from a diverse coaching background, with experience coordinating an offense as well as working with the offensive line. He has helped many players reach their goal of playing at the next level and his ability to teach will be very important in the development of our student-athletes."
"I am very excited to be a part of the Maryland football staff," said Studrawa. "After meeting with Coach Edsall it was clear to see the passion and energy surrounding this program. I am looking forward to getting started and meeting with all of our student-athletes."