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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
ACC's lunchtime links: Maryland names interim defensive coordinator

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Finally, somebody at Maryland said what many in and around the program had been thinking for a while now: Outside linebackers coach Al Seamonson would've made a good choice for defensive coordinator the first time around. Seamonson will take over for Chris Cosh on an interim basis.

"He's the perfect man for the job," linebacker Dave Philistin told the Washington Times. "He's going to come out and show what he does in the bowl game. I really feel the respect he gets from the players and the other coaches [is significant]. It's not my move, but if Coach Friedgen asked what I thought of Coach Seamonson as defensive coordinator, I would have said he should have been defensive coordinator quite a long time ago."

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