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Schmuck: Maryland gives itself a do-over after deciding not to promote Mike Locksley last time

Schmuck: Maryland gives itself a do-over after deciding not to promote Mike Locksley last time

There’s no way of knowing what would have happened if the University of Maryland had hired Mike Locksley to be its head football coach the last time the job was open, but it’s fair to wonder.

Locksley was the offensive coordinator under Randy Edsall and served as interim coach for the final six games of the 2015 season. Though a highly regarded recruiter, he was passed over in favor of DJ Durkin, who was fired Oct. 31 in the aftermath of offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death from heatstroke in June.

In 2015, highly regarded local quarterback prospect Dwayne Haskins committed to Maryland and vowed to bring a bunch of top local players with...

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