With the exception of offensive coordinator Mike Locksley and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart, the entire Maryland coaching staff’s contracts were set to expire on Tuesday. Before that deadline, the Terrapins announced that offensive line coach Tom Brattan would not be retained on the staff.
Brattan was one of the few remaining coaches from the Ralph Friedgen era and has been with Maryland for the past 13 seasons. The former coach has spent 30 years in college football, including stops at William & Mary, Northwestern, and Stanford. The only other coach that spent time under Friedgen and current coach Randy Edsall is wide receivers coach Lee Hull, who interviewed for the Morgan State head coaching job and could leave if offered that position.
With Maryland still pursuing highly-touted Bishop McNamara offensive tackle Damian Prince, the impact of Brattan’s departure may not make a huge difference. He wasn’t the primary recruiter with Prince, but did play a role in the recruitment of Texas offensive lineman Brendan Moore and 2015 Linganore offensive lineman E.J. Donahue.
We’ll have the latest on the contract negotiations for the rest of the current coaching staff as they happen.