Brian Stewart lands at Nebraska as defensive backs coach


Maryland and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart mutually agreed to part ways on Thursday after three seasons with the team. (Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

On Thursday, the Maryland football program announced that defensive coordinator Brian Stewart and the team mutually agreed to part ways.

Just a day later, Stewart is close to being the new defensive backs coach at Nebraska, per a report. The former Terrapins defensive coordinator had been with the team for the last three seasons.

The Cornhuskers have had four secondary coaches over the last six seasons, and it could be the fifth if Stewart joins the staff. As of now, Nebraska hasn’t made an announcement regarding the open position.

Previous defensive backs coach Charlton Warren left the school last week after he accepted a similar position at North Carolina.

This is an interesting hire because Maryland’s secondary has been one of the weaker spots on the defensive side of the ball.

With the move, inside linebackers coach Keith Dudzinski was promoted to defensive coordinator, replacing Stewart. Dudzinski has plenty of experience as a head defensive boss. He was a defensive coordinator for sevens at UMass-Amherst and had a top 20 defense on three different occasions.

Maryland currently doesn’t have a defensive backs coach, so that’ll be something to keep an eye on.