Former Maryland defensive coordinator Todd Bradford will receive a $300,000 buyout from the school.
Bradford, who resigned after one season in January, was due to receive $700,000 over the final two years of his contract.
A copy of both Bradford’s contract and his buyout letter were obtained through an open records request with the school.
Bradford was to receive $50,000 on Feb. 3 and will receive an additional $250,000 on July 20. He was also paid his regular compensation through Jan. 31, the date his resignation took effect.
Bradford signed his buyout agreement Jan. 12 and Maryland announced his departure the next day. The Terrapins hired Brian Stewart as Bradford’s replacement Jan. 17.
Bradford oversaw one of the worst defenses in Maryland history. The Terps surrendered 500 yards in four out of six contests near the end of the season, and were ranked 102nd nationally in scoring defense, 108th in total defense and 111th in rushing defense. Maryland finished last in the ACC in the latter two categories.
Bradford was one of two Maryland coordinators to leave after one season. Ex-offensive coordinator Gary Crowton, who did not sign his $500,000-per-year contract, was shifted to an administrative position for up to three months. Crowton could have received up to $125,000, but departed to serve as the offensive coordinator of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers late last month.
—- Patrick Stevens