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A look at DJ Durkin's uneventful signing day at Maryland

A look at DJ Durkin's uneventful signing day at Maryland

No surprises.

That's DJ Durkin's sincerest hope as he emerges from his dark gray Ford F-150 pickup for his first national signing day as Maryland's head football coach.

"My theory has always been that if you don't already know, you're not getting them, " he says.

It's 5:15 a.m. Wednesday and he shows the energy that has already become legend among Maryland staff members. This is Durkin's most important day, at least symbolically, since he was announced as Maryland's new coach on Dec. 3.

Almost seven months before he'll send a team onto the field, it's a chance for him to put his stamp on the program.

The first-time head coach was regarded as one...

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