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Maryland names Michigan assistant DJ Durkin head football coach

Maryland names Michigan assistant DJ Durkin head football coach

Seven weeks after saying it would hire an offensive-minded head coach to replace Randy Edsall, Maryland announced Wednesday that Michigan defensive coordinator DJ Durkin has been named to the position.

He will be introduced Thursday at 11 a.m. during a news conference on Maryland's campus that will air on Big Ten Network.

Durkin, 37, comes from an impressive coaching legacy and has served on the staffs of Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer. He also has the reputation of being a stellar recruiter and was named Rivals.com's Recruiter of the Year in 2012 while at Florida.

“We began this search looking for a candidate with qualities that aligned with our vision for the...

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