Maryland defensive coordinator Don Brown is leaving the program after two seasons to take the same job at Connecticut.
UConn announced Brown's hiring this afternoon.
It is the second member of new coach Randy Edsall's staff who has departed this week. David Walker, briefly the Terrapins' running backs coach, left for the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.
Brown's loss is a particularly harsh blow for Maryland, which ranked ninth in pass efficiency defense, 21st in rushing defense and 39th in total defense in Brown's second season. Linebacker Alex Wujciak and safety Kenny Tate were both first-team all-ACC picks in 2009 as the Terps' defense helped fuel a seven-win improvement.
Brown's destination is hardly a shock given his history. In a 29-year career, he has worked outside of New England for only three seasons --- the last two, and a stint as Mansfield (Pa.)'s defensive coordinator in 1983.