D.J. Durkin speaks at a news conference after being introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Maryland, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in College Park, Md. Durkin comes from the University of Michigan, where he was the defensive coordinator
Patrick Semansky
April 05, 2016

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland coach DJ Durkin has hired former Kentucky assistant Andy Buh as his new defensive coordinator.

Buh was Kentucky's outside linebackers coach since 2015 and was recently promoted to also serve as special teams coordinator. Durkin and Buh were on the same staff at Stanford in 2007.

Buh (pronounced boo) served as the defensive coordinator at Stanford, Nevada and Cal prior to working at Kentucky.

Durkin says Buh is ''an excellent fit for our program.''

Buh replaces Scott Shafer, who resigned as Maryland's defensive coordinator on Friday, citing ''personal reasons.''

Buh says his style fits the philosophy of Durkin, who was defensive coordinator at Michigan before coming to Maryland.

Buh says, ''We are an attacking-style of defense. We want to dictate to the offense what we are going to do.''

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