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Walt Bell expected to leave Maryland for Florida State

Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell is expected to leave the Terps after two seasons to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida State, as reported by Yahoo Sports.

Bell joined Maryland soon after the hiring of DJ Durkin two years ago and improved Maryland’s offense vastly, helping lead them to a bowl in his first season and posting more touchdowns, yards, first downs and cutting turnovers.

Maryland scored 114 in its first two games this past season before losing it top two quarterbacks to injury and, without Bell calling the plays, Maryland’s offense can be expected to take a hit next season.

Previously, Bell was offensive coordinator, assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State. During his time at Arkansas State he led the Red Wolves to the nation’s 12th best scoring offense. Before Arkansas State, Bell was North Carolina’s tight ends coach, coaching former Tar Heel and current Detroit Lion Eric Ebron to a first-team All-American selection and a first-round pick in the NFL Draft in 2013.

Bell will join newly-hired Willie Taggart in his first season in Tallahassee after leaving Oregon.

Maryland now needs to fill vacancies at offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and running backs coach.