Maryland will hire Arkansas State running backs coach Anthony Tucker to take the same position in College Park, according to a report from FootballScoop.com.
Tucker has worked with new Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell on staff at Arkansas State, so he now follows Bell to the Terrapins.
Under Tucker this past season, Arkansas State ranked 38th in the nation in yards per rush at 4.8 per carry. That was part of a larger offense that, orchestrated by Bell, scored 37.5 points per game -- good for 17th in the nation.
Arkansas State running back Michael Gordon rushed for a team-high 1,058 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per carry this past season. He was one of four players on the roster to rush for at least 400 yards. Freshman Warren Wand rushed for 709. Sophomore Johnston White rushed for 614. Quarterback Fredi Knighten rushed for exactly 400.
Tucker joins a staff that now includes Bell, former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer (defensive coordinator), Virginia head coach Mike London (defensive line), former Ball State head coach Pete Lembo (special teams), former Alabama assistant Aazaar Abdul-Rahim (defensive backs), and former Virginia assistant Chris Beatty (wide receivers).
Tucker has updated his Twitter biography to reflect the reported move to Maryland's staff.