The Hoyas have 18 offensive linemen on the roster, including 12 experience returners
Prior to arriving to the Hilltop, Barandas spent the 2016 season in his native Brazil, serving as the offensive coordinator for Vasco da Gama in the BFA, Brazil's professional football league, formerly known as the Brazil Super League. In his first season, he led the Patriotas to the top-ranked passing offense in the country. Barandas spent the previous two seasons as the team's quarterbacks coach, helping lead the Patriotas to the Torneio Touchdown (Brazilian national championship) in 2014 and a second-place finish in 2015. Vasco da Gama was 28-7 in his three years with the team.
He spent the 2010-13 seasons as a coach for the Rio de Janeiro Minotauros, a U-21 amateur team, also serving as the team's quarterback for three seasons. He served as the offensive coordinator for two seasons and the head coach for two. In his first year as head coach in 2012, Barandas led Rio de Janeiro to both Niteroi Bowl and Mangaratiba Bowl titles.
Barandas played professionally in 2013 for Botafogo F.A. in 2013, helping lead the squad to a 3-4 record.
Off of the field, Barandas founded a company, Eagle Scout Team, in 2015, which ranks players based on 1-on-1 matchups and helps players improve their skills at their specific positions. Along with being the owner, Barandas served as the coaching supervisor, planning practices and guiding other coaches.
Barandas is working to complete his degree from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Law School.