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Maryland football hires ex-Virginia coach Mike London as DJ Durkin's associate head coach

Another major addition to Durkin's Terps staff.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland football program has hired former Virginia head coach Mike London as an associate head coach and defensive line coach.

Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans was the first to report the news Tuesday.

London stepped down from his post at Virginia after the season. He went 27-46 over six seasons in Charlottesville, but he's retained a reputation as a sharp local recruiter and defensive mind.

He's Maryland's third known hire under new head coach DJ Durkin. In the last few days, the Terps have brought on Alabama assistant Aazaar Adbul-Rahim as a defensive backs coach and ex-Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer as defensive coordinator. In addition to that, former interim head coach Mike Locksley is recruiting alongside Durkin, and it seems like Maryland might be putting together quite a staff.

Maryland four-star quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins is already impressed, it appears:

It's not entirely clear what this means for Chad Wilt, another local recruiter who had been serving as the defensive line coach. Maryland hasn't made any official personnel announcements yet.