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In the Big Ten East, rebuilding a football program takes plenty of time and patience

In the Big Ten East, rebuilding a football program takes plenty of time and patience

Maryland coach DJ Durkin will never concede that a game — let alone a season with nearly half a schedule left to be played — is lost before his Terps take the field. Still, as hard as it is for him to stomach, his Terps are in the midst of one of college football’s toughest rebuilding jobs.

A combination of the schedule his team has faced and the injuries his team has suffered, particularly at quarterback, has made it difficult for the Terps to get any consistent momentum in his second year running the program. Being a wannabe in the Big Ten East isn’t easy.

“It’s a painful process to go through, but it’s one we’re going to benefit from in the long run,” Durkin said Tuesday....

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