I have been critical of many things
football coach Randy Edsallhas said and done over the course of his first season in College Park, but the moves he made in replacing his team's offensive and defensive coordinators are to be applauded -- on a number of fronts.
First, new offensive coordinator
From everything I have heard about the former New Mexico coach, he is adaptable when it comes to the type of offense he can run -- something that Gary Crowton wasn't in trying to fit a pro-style quarterback likeDanny O'Brieninto a spread formation.
The hiring this week of Brian Stewart, which is expected to be announced today, is also a step forward after the Todd Bradford debacle. You can talk all you want about the injuries that left Edsall playing a lot of freshmen, but using a 4-3 defense that turned all-
Stewart has a pretty solid track record, including in the NFL, but the job he did at
Just from a recruiting standpoint, Edsall made two terrific hires. Locksley's reputation is this area is well-documented, and he has already used his connections in the Washington, D.C. to secure a couple of three and four-star recruits for next season.
Having two African-American coordinators should give the Terps another edge.
Not only is Maryland now the only school in the Atlantic Coast Conference to have African-American offensive and defensive coordinators --
When Edsall was hired a year ago, many high school coaches in the area questioned why he didn't hire or retain any assistants will local ties except for Lee Hull. The hiring of Crowton, who was being pushed out of LSU, and the promotion of Bradford from linebackers coach after he was forced out of