"Why Maryland? Why are you here?" Durkin asked in his opening remarks. "To me, it was an easy one. I think, personally, I really identify with this program. I think this is a blue-collar place, a blue-collar university, a blue-collar program. I think we compete in one of the best divisions, best conferences in the country. I embrace competition. I want to recruit guys that embrace that competition. So, to me, it's an easy sell."