According to a report on on Sunday night, Drew Wilson will be joining the Colorado football program as its new director of sports performance.

CU officials were unable to confirm the report on Sunday night.

Wilson spent five years at Maryland, but was replaced when new Terrapins head coach D.J. Durkin brought in a new strength and conditioning coach last month.

CU head coach Mike MacIntyre has been searching for a new strength coach since firing Dave Forman in early December. Forman spent three years at CU after coming to Boulder with MacIntyre from San Jose State. Forman and MacIntyre worked together for the past five seasons.

Wilson would bring a great deal of experience to Boulder. Prior to his five seasons at Maryland, he was the strength and conditioning coach at Connecticut for five years.

Maryland finished 3-9 this year, but played in bowl games in 2013 and 2014. UConn played in bowl games in each of Wilson's last four seasons with the Huskies.

According to a September story in the Washington Post, Wilson helped Maryland's offensive line increase its average weight from 289.7 pounds in 2014 to 308.5 pounds this year, in an effort to help the Terrapins better compete in the trenches in the Big Ten.


Despite a poor record, Maryland was third in the Big Ten — and 32nd nationally — in rushing, at 200.7 yards per game. Only Ohio State had a better yards-per-carry average than the Terps (5.5). In 2014, Maryland was 12th in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (121.8) and averaged just 3.7 yards per carry.

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