A little under a month after defensive line coach and assistant head coach Mike London left to become Howard’s head coach, Maryland has hired Kentucky assistant Jimmy Brumbaugh as its new defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator.
247Sports’ Ryan Bartow was first to report the news on Sunday.
Brumbaugh comes to the Terps from the same program as the man he’ll be running Maryland’s defense with. Current defensive coordinator Andy Buh landed at Maryland last spring when Scott Shafer left the program for “personal reasons.”
“Jimmy Brumbaugh is an outstanding football coach and I’m thrilled that he’ll be joining our staff,” head coach DJ Durkin said in a release. “He has had a great deal of success everywhere he’s been, winning a conference championship as a player and a national championship while on the LSU staff. He has a track record of developing players and preparing them for the next level. I’m excited to see the immediate impact he’ll have working with our defense.”
Brumbaugh spent four years at Kentucky, and also had stints at LSU, Louisiana Tech and Syracuse. He coached two 2015 first-round draft picks while at Kentucky in Bud Dupree and Za’Darius Smith, and coached 2012 first-rounder Chandler Jones at Syracuse.
From our friends at A Sea of Blue:
This is a tough loss for UK. Brumbaugh has been instrumental in developing some quality defensive linemen since coming to UK. He’s one of the last assistants UK probably wanted to lose, but it is good to see him getting a nice promotion and the chance to help coordinate a Big Ten defense.
In other news
The Patriots won the Super Bowl.
Maryland women’s basketball beat Indiana by a whole lot of points, which is becoming customary.
Here’s Matt Ellentuck on why you shouldn’t be too down after Maryland men’s basketball’s loss to Purdue.
BTN did a cool thing with Maryland’s recruiting staff:
You probably know @TerpsFootball had a great recruiting class.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 5, 2017
Meet some of the people who helped make it happen. https://t.co/uQ3Cts5tTV