According to Zach Barnett of NBC College Football Talk, the Maryland Terrapins have added offensive coordinator Walt Bell to their staff.
He’ll join new head coach D.J. Durkin, who was announced after the 2015 regular season. Bell’s arrival was announced Sunday.
“Walt is one of the brightest offensive minds in college football and I’m excited to have him on my staff,” Durkin said in a statement obtained by NBC College Football Talk. “He has a track record of being part of some of the most potent offenses in college football and he’s going to bring that exciting brand of football to Maryland.”
Durkin spent the past year at Michigan as Jim Harbaugh’s defensive coordinator. Prior to his one-year stint in Ann Arbor, he was the Florida Gators’ defensive coordinator. As for Bell, he had spent the past two years as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State. Before that, he was a tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at North Carolina.
During his first year at Arkansas State, Bell’s offenses tore up the stat sheets with a school-record 6,194 total yards. The RedWolves averaged 476.5 yards per game and scored 477 points. Bell was also an assistant head coach at Arkansas State.