One day after reports said Jimmy Brumbaugh was on the move, Maryland made it official.
“Jimmy Brumbaugh is an outstanding football coach and I’m thrilled that he’ll be joining our staff,” Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said in a news release. “He has had a great deal of success everywhere he’s been, winning a conference championship as a player and a national championship while on the LSU staff. He has a track record of developing players and preparing them for the next level. I’m excited to see the immediate impact he’ll have working with our defense.”
The 40-year-old Brumbaugh has also coached at LSU, Louisiana Tech and Syracuse. A former Auburn standout, Brumbaugh signed with the San Francisco 49ers and later played in both the XFL and the Arena Football League.
During his time at Kentucky, Brumbaugh helped both Bud Dupree (No. 22 overall) and Za’Darius Smith earn 2015 NFL Draft selections. Dupree was a first-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Smith went in the fourth round to the Baltimore Ravens.
Brumbaugh will now try to help Durkin and the rest of the Terrapins staff improve on a 6-7 record from 2016. The Terrapins doubled their win total from 2015, the season before Durkin took over.