DeGuglielmo leaving Maryland after one week to join Patriots

DeGuglielmo leaving Maryland after one week to join Patriots
January 22, 2014, 12:00 pm
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(Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

UPDATE 22 January 2014, 5:16 p.m.

The New England Patriots have officially announced that Dave DeGuglielmo will join the franchise as the team's new offensive line coach:

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Less than one week after being announced as the new offensive line coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Dave DeGuglielmo is leaving the staff to take a position with an NFL franchise, the program announced in a statement on Wednesday morning.

“I was excited about the direction of the Maryland football program and coaching in the Big Ten,” DeGuglielmo said in a release. “I was looking forward to working with Randy and couldn’t have been more confident in where this program is heading. Because of family issues this is an opportunity that I could not pass up.”

The release from the school did not specify which NFL franchise DeGuglielmo will join, nor did it specify which position he would take.

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DeGuglielmo took over for former offensive line coach Tom Brattan, who was not retained at season’s end.

“I would like to congratulate Dave on this exciting opportunity for his career,” Maryland head coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “Dave is a great coach who brings a wealth of experience and will be a valued asset at the next level. We are honored that NFL teams pursue members of our coaching staff as we feel this is a complement to our program. I will immediately begin the search for Dave’s replacement in an effort to assemble the best possible coaching staff to lead our student-athletes.”

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