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For new Maryland football coach Michael Locksley, homecoming is a dream come true

For new Maryland football coach Michael Locksley, homecoming is a dream come true

At his introductory news conference Thursday, Michael Locksley stood before a lectern inside Cole Field House and said he was not the same coach and man he once was. The coaching career that led him to Maryland’s top job has indeed been one of re-invention, from a low-level assistant coach to high-profile offensive coordinator, from troubles at New Mexico to new beginnings in College Park.

But what led him back to the Terps, he said — that much had not changed. A native of Southwest Washington, he grew up “worshipping” Maryland. In the mid-1980s, he’d spend time...

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