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Maryland football hires Tyler Bowen as new offensive line coach

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Dave Borbely will move to an off-the-field role.

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Maryland football is switching offensive line coaches, as former graduate assistant Tyler Bowen will take over for Dave Borbely, who becomes a special assistant to the head coach.

Borbely joined DJ Durkin’s staff in January 2016, and was the team’s oldest position coach.

Bowen played three seasons for the Terps under Ralph Friedgen, then joined Maryland’s staff as a graduate assistant under Randy Edsall. He also had a stint as a grad assistant at Penn State before heading to Fordham, spending one season as offensive line coach and one as offensive coordinator.

“Tyler is an extremely talented and innovative coach, who has had a great deal of success at each stop during his coaching career,” Durkin said in a release. “He led one of the most prolific offenses at the FCS level while at Fordham and he’ll be a big asset to our staff. Tyler has passion for this University, having been a former player and staff member. We’re happy to welcome Tyler back to College Park and are excited to have him as part of our coaching staff.”

Maryland’s offense ranked 15th in adjusted line yards, which measure run-blocking success, but was 124th in adjusted sack rate in 2016.