Maryland returns all 9 assistants as spring football opens

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday March 02, 2013

Posted by: Chris Vannini on March 2, 2013

Maryland dealt with an absurd amount of injuries en route to a 4-8 season in 2012.

Still it was double the amount of wins for Randy Edsall compared to his first year in College Park. Now it's time for that experience to pay off, and that includes the coaching staff, as spring practice begins Saturday.

All nine assistants return for Edsall: Mike Locksley (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Brian Stewart (defensive coordinator / defensive backs), Tom Brattan (offensive line), Keith Dudzinski (inside linebackers), John Dunn (tight ends), Greg Gattuso (defensive line / assistant head coach), Lee Hull (wide receivers), Lyndon Johnson (outside linebackers) and Andre Powell (running backs / special teams coordinator).

Maryland is one of 18 teams to return the entire staff.

The Terps will practice three times a week in March and April, capping off with the spring game on April 12. Two of Maryland's practices will be at local high schools.

"One of the things that we want to do is grow our brand throughout the area and state," Edsall said in a release. "I felt it was important for us to go out and reach out to the community."

Maryland will begin its final season in the ACC with home games against FIU and Old Dominion in the first two weeks.

Below are Edsall's comments following Saturday's practice.



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