Here's the non-paywall article from IMS on the hire:
Hoke, 61, has spent much of the past two decades coaching in the NFL, including the past three seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backs coach. He's also a college veteran, having coached at seven schools, including jobs as defensive coordinator for Florida and South Carolina. Hoke succeeds Andy Buh, who spent the past three years leading DJ Durkin's defense but wasn't retained by Locksley.
The expected hiring of Hoke, who also reportedly had spoken to the Washington Redskins about their defensive backs coach job, hasn't been confirmed by the university. He'll join Locksley's fast-growing coaching staff, which now includes seven on-field assistants. He also adds 16 years of NFL experience to Locksley's youthful crew.
“Our coaching staff is vital as we build our Maryland football family. Each coach has an excellent football mind and more importantly, pride themselves on the mentorship and development they provide to our student-athletes. The varying range of experience these coaches bring, along with several having local ties, will be a major benefit to our program," he said in a press release last week.
Hoke spent five years as the defensive backs coach for a stingy Chicago Bears defense from 2009 to 2014 before moving on to become South Carolina's defensive coordinator for the 2014-2015 season. That was his only foray back into the college game since 2000, when he was Steve Spurrier's associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Florida. When Spurrier left for the NFL, Hoke did too, spending the next seven seasons as defensive backs coach for the Houston Texans. In his last job as a defensive coordinator, at South Carolina under Spurrier, he ran a 3-4 defensive scheme labeled with a "read and react" philosophy.