As mentioned earlier, Todd Bradford will take over as Maryland's defensive coordinator, while Massachusetts defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski will serve as the Terrapins' inside linebackers coach.
Bradford will be a defensive coordinator for the fourth time. He previously had stints running defenses at Lehigh (1994), Louisiana Tech (1997-2000) and Southern Mississippi (2008-10).
Bradford, who was assigned the inside linebackers, will now coach the secondary. He was in charge of the safeties at Southern Mississippi.
As for the history of Bradford's defenses with the Golden Eagles, here's the rundown (national and Conference USA ranks in parentheses):
TODD BRADFORD'S SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI DEFENSES, 2008-10
Nationally, those are middle of the road numbers for everything except the 2010 rushing defense (excellent) and all of the passing defenses (not-so-excellent). In the prism of Conference USA, the Golden Eagles gave up passing yards because many of their league opponents run pass-heavy spread systems.
As for how that translates to Maryland and the ACC, it remains to be seen. And see, everyone will this fall.