Seven years after being fired at New Mexico amid losing seasons and off-the-field problems, Mike Locksley is returning to College Park to guide a football program recovering from the aftermath of offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death.
Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, a finalist to become the next Maryland coach, was named Tuesday as the winner of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top Football Bowl Subdivision assistant coach.
Former Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, now in his second year as the offensive coordinator at Alabama, and Michigan assistant head coach Pep Hamilton will be interviewed early next week for the head coaching job in College Park.
The Blast allowed three straight goals spanning the end of the third quarter and early in the fourth in a 7-4 loss to the host Harrisburg Heat on Friday night in a Major Arena Soccer League Eastern Division game.
The transition from former coach Randy Edsall to interim coach Mike Locksley to Durkin is Maryland's second coaching change in six years. The transition from Ralph Friedgen to Edsall in 2011 was fraught with conflict, with more than 20 players transferring in Edsall's first year.
Durkin's first recruiting class hasn't been easy to assemble. He took over less than two months before National Signing Day and inherited a class in which the future of some recruits was tied to former Maryland interim coach and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley's status. It didn't help that Meyer plucked two of Maryland's top verbal commitments and prominent local stars in quarterback Dwayne Haskins and outside linebacker Keandre Jones last month. Durkin, though, has kept his recruiting
For South Carroll¿s Brian Plummer, Maryland¿s hiring of DJ Durkin as its coach was like a sigh of relief. The senior, who verbally committed to the Terps in April, had been watching what was happening in College Park closely after former coach Randy Edsall was fired and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley took over in the interim role for the final six games of the season. He watched the rumor mill churn before Durkin was introduced last week.
Maryland ranked 35th nationally in assistant coach salaries, according to data released by USA Today on Wednesday. The Terps paid their assistants $2,783,060 in 2015, which also ranked seventh in the Big Ten Conference. Offensive coordinator-turned-interim coach Mike Locksley ranked No. 14 nationally with $891,940, which made him the highest-paid assistant in the conference, edging out new Maryland coach DJ Durkin and Tim Drevno, who made $880,000 as assistants at Michigan.
We've seen the highlights and we've looked at the lowlights, but today it's time to look at four moments that shaped Maryland's season this fall. Some of them were memorable, others were forgettable, but each had a substantial impact over the past 13 or so weeks.
Mike Locksley, who went from being Maryland's offensive coordinator to its interim head coach for the past seven weeks after coach Randy Edsall was fired, interviewed for Edsall's old job Monday, a source familiar with the process said.
Maryland snapped its eight-game losing streak and won its first game in more than two months after overcoming a 31-13 halftime deficit. The Terps racked up 656 yards of total offense, their most since 2004, and running back Brandon Ross rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns, including an 80-yard game-winner with 4 minutes, 40 seconds remaining in regulation.
On Thursday, families across the country will come together for their Thanksgiving meals, and Maryland is no different. Wide receiver D.J. Moore, a freshman, said his mother plans to visit from Philadelphia. Defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson is in charge of making macaroni and cheese for his family¿s dinner.
Maryland¿s starting quarterback for Rutgers will be a game-time decision, interim coach Mike Locksley said Tuesday. Juniors Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe were cleared to practice, Locksley said, and participated in Tuesday morning¿s practice on a limited basis. Hills, who has made seven starts this season, missed Maryland¿s 47-28 loss to Indiana with mononucleosis. Rowe left the game at halftime with a concussion.
The deluge of injuries that seemed to plague Maryland football in the past few years — namely the string of quarterback injuries and torn anterior cruciate ligaments in 2012 — has been staved off so far this season. But entering its final game at Rutgers on Saturday, the toll of a difficult Big Ten Conference schedule is starting to show. And though the Terps have almost the exact same depth chart for the Scarlet Knights as they did for this past weekend's game against Indiana, there
The mistakes had built up and the carries and snaps had decreased for Maryland running back Brandon Ross over the past month. The fumbling issues he had worked hard to eliminate during the offseason cropped back up in losses to Penn State, Iowa and Michigan State. He missed blocks in pass protection, and interim coach Mike Locksley turned to fellow running back Wes Brown more often. By the 10th game of his senior year, Ross, who led Maryland in rushing in 2013, had fallen to second on the depth
Maryland quarterback Caleb Rowe suffered a concussion late in the first half of the Terps¿ 47-28 loss to Indiana, exited at halftime and is undergoing concussion protocol, interim coach Mike Locksley said.
The day Mike Locksley was elevated to Maryland interim coach from offensive coordinator after Randy Edsall was fired, he met with defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski. The pair discussed how they wanted to approach the final half of the season, and they settled on a plan that's been seen in all three phases: Locksley the offense, defense and special teams to all be aggressive. Over the past few weeks, Dudzinski's defense has sent more and more pressure after opposing quarterbacks forcing
Maryland will honor its seniors before their final game at Byrd Stadium against Indiana on Saturday, and while the pregame ceremony late that morning helps to close one chapter of the Terps' history, another remains blank with much to be filled in. With no bowl game to look forward to and only games against Indiana and Rutgers — the Terps, Hoosiers, and Scarlet Knights are a combined 1-18 in Big Ten Conference play this season — left on the schedule, the Terps have been looking to
Redshirt freshman Damian Prince is slated to start at right tackle for Maryland in the Terps' matchup against Indiana on Saturday, according to the team's depth chart released Monday. Prince started at No. 13 Michigan State this past weekend after his missed the previous two games with an ankle injury he suffered against Penn State on Oct. 24.
During his now month-long tenure, Maryland interim coach Mike Locksley has worked get more players involved on game days by preparing them for specific situations that they might not have been involved in earlier in the season. He¿s done it at most positions, including at wide receiver, on the offensive line and in the secondary.