Kentucky must now replace a defensive coach during its spring practice.
Outside linebackers coach Andy Buh is leaving the program to become the defensive coordinator at Maryland, the school announced Monday.
“I want to thank Coach Buh for his work and his commitment to our program during his time here,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said in a press release. “I have a lot of respect for Andy as he is extremely passionate and very detailed. He has good balance between being disciplined and having energy and our players loved playing for him. There is no doubt he will have success as a defensive coordinator and I wish Andy and his family the best.”
Buh joined Kentucky last season as its outside linebackers coach after one-year stints at Wisconsin and California. Before arriving at UK, Buh served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Cal in 2013.
Buh leaves Mark Stoops and Kentucky to join first-year head coach D.J. Durkin at Maryland. Buh will have his hands full this season, as Maryland’s defense ranked 90th in yards per game (421.2) and 103rd in scoring defense (34.4 points per game) last season.