According to Big Red Report and Scout.com sources, Nebraska is set to hire former Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart as their secondary coach. The news was first reported by Rivals.com and been since confirmed by multiple outlets.
Maryland and Stewart just announced their split yesterday, days after a defensive scheme change in College Park.
“We appreciate Brian’s contributions to our program over the past three seasons,” head coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “Brian played an integral role in developing our student-athletes both on and off the field during his time at Maryland. While overseeing the defense he helped elevate our program to compete in one of the nation’s premier conferences. In our conversations, we both felt this was the best of course of action for Brian and his family, and the Maryland football program. I wish Brian the best in his future endeavors.”
With multiple DC stops, Stewart has also been a DB coach in the NFL and at the D-1 level.
“I truly enjoyed working with the coaches, student-athletes and administration at the University of Maryland,” Stewart said in the statement. “It was an exciting time to be a part of this program, and I will always have great memories and relationships from my time in College Park. After talking with my family and then meeting with Randy, we both agreed that this was best direction moving forward. I would like to thank Randy for the opportunity to coordinate the defense for the past three seasons. I also want to express my appreciation to the defensive staff and players for their hard work and commitment to the football program.”