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Todd Bradford out as Maryland's D-boss

Maryland defensive coordinator Todd Bradford will not return in 2012, the school said Friday.

Both parties agreed to a negotiated buyout of the remainder of Bradford's contract.

"We appreciate Todd's efforts this past season and wish him well in his future endeavors," coach Randy Edsall said in a prepared statement. "It is the right time for us to move forward in a different direction."

Edsall has cleaned house after his first season, firing both of his coordinators after Maryland went 2-10. He replaced former offensive coordinator Gary Crowton with former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley.

Bradford's dismissal was somewhat expected; Maryland was ranked No. 108 in the country in total defense, No. 111 in rushing defense and No. 102 in scoring defense.

Following the Terps' two-win season, Edsall and athletic director Kevin Anderson promised fans there would be a full review of the program.

Bradford, who also coached the secondary, came to Maryland from Southern Mississippi, where he was defensive coordinator for three seasons (2008-10).

Heather Dinich covers ACC football for ESPN.com.