Terps hire Greg Studrawa as offensive line coach

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Maryland made its second hire of an offensive line coach this calendar year on Saturday, announcing that former LSU assistant Greg Studrawa will take on the role.

Studrawa fills the open spot vacated by Dave DeGuglielmo, who on Wednesday officially left College Park for the New England Patriots, six days after he was hired. The 49-year-old Studrawa, once LSU’s longest-tenured assistant under Les Miles, parted ways with the Tigers following the 2013 season to “pursue other opportunities.”

“Greg will be a great addition to our coaching staff,” Maryland Coach Randy 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 came to LSU in 2007 and also served as the offensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012, helping direct the Tigers to the BCS national title game during the first season. Before that, he spent six seasons at Bowling Green, including three as the offensive coordinator, and three at Arkansas State. His coaching career began in 1989 as an assistant offensive line coach at Cincinnati.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Maryland football staff,” Studrawa said in a release. “After meeting with Coach Edsall it was clear to see the passion and energy surrounding this program. I am looking forward to getting started and meeting with all of our student-athletes.”

After DeGuglielmo bolted for the Patriots, returning to the NFL following an ephemeral stint in the college ranks, Maryland moved quickly onto Studrawa. With National Signing Day now less than two weeks away, the Terps particularly needed an offensive line coach to develop relationships with key undecided recruits Jared Cohen and Damian Prince.

Cohen, a one-time Maryland commitment, is currently on an official visit to North Carolina and is reportedly deciding between the Tar Heels and Terps, while McNamara’s Prince, a five-star recruit, has named a top three of Florida, Maryland and South Carolina.

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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