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Terps' DJ Durkin, Buckeyes' Urban Meyer reminisce about time together at Bowling Green

Terps' DJ Durkin, Buckeyes' Urban Meyer reminisce about time together at Bowling Green

The 2001 Bowling Green football season played an important role in the careers of two young coaches — first-time head coach Urban Meyer and a 23-year-old graduate assistant he hired, named DJ Durkin.

It was there, during a season that began with a win at Missouri and ended with the Falcons having the biggest turnaround in Division I by going from 2-9 to 8-3, that a bond was formed between the two native Ohioans. That bpnd has grown stronger over the past 15 years.

The friendship that has developed between Meyer, now in his fifth year at Ohio State, and Durkin, in the first season of his first head coaching job, will be part of the backstory going into Saturday's game...

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