The news we reported last month — that Maryland defensive coordinator Todd Bradford was not expected to return — became official on Friday. Maryland and Bradford have agreed to the terms of a buyout.

“We appreciate Todd’s efforts this past season and wish him well in his future endeavors. It is the right time for us to move forward in a different direction,” Maryland Coach Randy Edsall said in a statement released by the school.

Bradford served as defensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi before being named a linebackers coach at Maryland last winter following the arrival of Coach Randy Edsall. But the sudden departure of defensive coordinator Don Brown, who left for the same position at Connecticut, prompted the Bradford’s promotion.

Bradford presided over a defense this past season that was decimated by injuries. The Terrapins, who finished 2-10 overall, ranked 110th in rushing defense, 108th in total defense and 103rd in scoring defense.

Who is your choice to replace Bradford?