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Maryland football announces new offensive coordinator, coaching changes

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The Terps add a new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, while adding a promotion on the defensive side.

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Maryland football announced a slew of coaching changes Monday afternoon.

Dan Enos, who was previously the Cincinnati Bearcats associate head coach and running backs coach, has been named the Terps’ new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He replaces Scottie Montgomery, who was in charge of the offense for the past two seasons.

Additionally, Brian Braswell, who most recently was a volunteer analyst for the Terps during the 2020 season and before that the offensive line coach of the XFL’s St. Louis Battlehawks, will replace John Reagan as the Terps’ offensive line coach. Brian Williams received a promotion as well, with the former defensive line coach joining Jon Hoke as co-defensive coordinator.

Enos previously served as Miami’s offensive coordinator for one season. Before that, he worked directly with Maryland head coach Mike Locksley at Alabama as the quarterbacks coach in 2018. He worked with Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the brother of Terps starting quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa during his stint with the Crimson Tide.

“Dan has a tremendous track record as one of the top quarterback developers in the country,” Locksley said. “He played a significant role in the growth of Brandon and Austin Allen at Arkansas, and Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones at Alabama.

“We worked together seamlessly on the same staff in 2018 and because of Dan’s familiarity with our system, I expect a smooth transition as we continue to develop the talent on our roster and take the next steps as a program.”

Under his leadership in 2020, the Bearcats finished with one of the best seasons in program history, including a 9-1 record, American Athletic Conference Championship, Top-10 ranking and Sugar Bowl berth.

“Coach Enos is a very detail oriented coach so he’ll expect a lot out of his players and position group,” Tua Tagovailoa said. “I think he’ll help my brother develop to become the best version of a football player he wants to be, but more importantly help the entire team in that sense. I had a great relationship with him at Alabama so I think it’s a great hire for Maryland.”

Across his 30 years in the business, Enos has held coaching positions at Arkansas, Michigan State, North Dakota State, Western Michigan, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Northern Michigan and Lakeland College.

Braswell also brings NFL experience, as he worked in the AFC North from 2014-18, serving as an Assistant Offensive Line and Quality Control Coach for the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

Maryland football didn’t get to see the field much during the truncated 2020 season, as four of the team’s nine games were canceled due to COVID-19 protocol. The team finished with 2-3 record; two of its losses were to ranked opponents and the third was without Tagovailoa. The Terps’ two victories came against Minnesota and Penn State.

Locksley brings in his best recruiting class for next season, including the likes of five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis, four-star defensive end Demeioun Robinson, four-star linebacker Branden Jennings, four-star defensive tackle Taizse Johnson and four-star defensive tackle Tommy Akingbesote.

On the offensive side of the ball, Maryland returns its entire wide receiver core, though the team saw departures of backup quarterback Lance LeGendre, starting offensive lineman Marcus Minor and Johnny Jordan, as well as running back Jake Funk, who graduated.