Is all well that ends well for Maryland and Randy Edsall?
It was just last week that Dave DeGuglielmo left the Terps' offensive line coaching job to return to the NFL after just six days on the job. But Edsall appears to have rolled neatly with that particular punch, hiring former LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa to the same position Saturday.
“Greg will be a great addition to our coaching staff,” Edsall said in a statement. “He comes from a diverse coaching background, with experience coordinating an offense as well as working with the offensive line. He has helped many players reach their goal of playing at the next level and his ability to teach will be very important in the development of our student-athletes.”
Studrawa had spent seven seasons on Les Miles's staff, including two -- the Tigers' 2011 SEC championship season, and 2012 -- as LSU's offensive coordinator. He left the program in early January after handing play-calling over the Cam Cameron for 2013, with Miles hiring former Virginia Tech and Auburn offensive line coach Jeff Grimes as his replacement.
Hiring a coach with Studrawa's pedigree has to be seen as a major success for Edsall in the wake of DeGuglielmo's decision, particularly given that five-star in-state tackle recruit Damian Prince -- the biggest target on the Terps' board, and for a few other East Coast schools -- can now have some idea of who his position coach would be in College Park.
And -- perhaps -- now we know why Edsall seemed so chipper about DeGuglielmo's departure.