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Maryland football DL Chad Wilt won't return, per report

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The coach was heavily involved in recruiting the Montgomery County (Md.) area.

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Maryland football won't be keeping defensive line coach Chad Wilt on its staff next season, Inside Maryland Sports's Ahmed Ghafir reported Wednesday.

This doesn't come as a huge surprise, as DJ Durkin had already hired former Virginia head coach Mike London as associate head coach and defensive line coach, leaving Wilt without a position. Ghafir says Wilt was "under consideration" to become the team's new linebackers coach, but was ultimately told he would not be returning to the staff.

Keith Dudzinski, who served as Maryland's defensive coordinator last season, could return as a linebackers coach, a role he held before Randy Edsall promoted him to defensive coordinator for last season, Ghafir writes. However, it's possible that Dudzinski would want to cut ties with Maryland to pursue a defensive coordinator position elsewhere, or he or Durkin might just not want him to stay on staff

Wilt had a hand in recruiting many of the team's top prospects, especially in the Montgomery County (Md.) area. Some of his successes include pass-rusher Jesse Aniebonam and defensive tackle Adam McLean. He was also involved in the recruitment of four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who has yet to reaffirm his commitment to Maryland after Durkin's hiring and has been taking visits elsewhere.

The only previous news we've heard out of College Park has been about coaches the team has hired. More coaches are likely to get the axe, and we'll probably hear about it officially in the near future.