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Williams taking over as Maryland’s defensive coordinator

NCAA Football: Iowa at Maryland

Oct 1, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; A general view of two Maryland footballs on the field during the game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Brian Williams is taking over as Maryland’s defensive coordinator.

Williams has been on the staff for all three of Michael Locksley’s seasons as head coach. He was outside linebackers coach in 2019, defensive line coach in 2020 and became co-defensive coordinator in 2021. Maryland said Wednesday he’ll continue coaching the defensive line.

Maryland also announced that Lance Thompson and Wes Neighbors were added to the staff. Thompson will serve as inside linebackers coach, and Neighbors will coach safeties