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Former Defensive Coordinator Todd Bradford Will Receive $300,000 Buyout From Maryland

The University of Maryland pretty much cleaned house in their football coaching staff this year, replacing both the offensive and defensive coordinators. But both of those coaches were under lengthy contracts, so just getting them to leave is not an inexpensive thing. According to Steve Yanda of the Washington Post, The University will have to pay former defensive coordinator $300,000 as part of his buyout agreement.

Per the terms of his separation agreement, a copy of which was obtained via a public records request, Bradford temporarily assumed a non-football administrative position in the athletic department until Jan. 31, his final day of employment at Maryland. Bradford stepped down after one season in College Park, during which the Terrapins went 2-10 and Maryland’s defense was among the most porous in the ACC. He was due to receive $700,000 over the final two years of his contract.

That's a lot of money for someone who oversaw an absolutely terrible defense last year, especially for a program that is having such a hard time financially. But Bradford had to go, if for nothing else than to show fans that last season was unacceptable. But this is a lot of money to pay for a message.

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