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Brian Stewart hired as Nebraska defensive backs coach

The former Terps' coordinator lands on his feet with a Big Ten school quickly.

New Nebraska head coach Mike Riley.
New Nebraska head coach Mike Riley.
Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will be hired as Nebraska's new defensive backs coach Friday, per a report. Stewart also coached defensive backs while in College Park, and has previous experience coaching the unit at San Jose State, Missouri and Syracuse. The Terrapins surprisingly announced they would be parting ways with Stewart Thursday, replacing him with inside linebackers coach Keith Dudzinski.

Curiously enough, the secondary was the one defensive position Maryland consistently had problems with during Stewart's tenure. The Terrapins produced a number of quality front seven players, but Maryland struggled to find consistent answers in the defensive backfield beyond cornerbacks Will Likely and Dexter McDougle.

Stewart will join new Nebraska head coach Mike Riley's staff, and the Terps should face their old coordinator in conference competition down the road. Maryland is scheduled to travel to Lincoln and play the Cornhuskers on Nov. 19, 2016.

The Terrapins still have a vacancy at defensive backs coach on their staff. Stay tuned -- we'll have a potential candidates list in the coming day.