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To start DJ Durkin's second season, Maryland hopes to reverse course and become road warriors

To start DJ Durkin's second season, Maryland hopes to reverse course and become road warriors

A little more than eight months after playing Boston College at a mostly empty NFL stadium in an all-but-ignored bowl game, Maryland will begin its second season under season under DJ Durkin in a far different setting with much more at stake.

When the Terps play No. 23 Texas Saturday in Austin, a stadium renamed in honor of legendary Longhorns coach Darrell Royal should be packed. The crowd should approach capacity of just over 100,000 for new coach Tom Herman’s debut.

Despite Maryland being nearly three-touchdown underdogs, Durkin said this is a much different team than the one that was dismantled by its three ranked opponents late last season — losing in successive weeks...

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