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Firing ends DJ Durkin's once-promising tenure as Maryland football coach

Firing ends DJ Durkin's once-promising tenure as Maryland football coach

DJ Durkin came to Maryland nearly three years ago as a relative unknown, an up-and-coming assistant who had worked for two of college football’s biggest-name coaches in Jim Harbaugh at Michigan and Stanford, as well as Urban Meyer at Florida.

Durkin, 40, will be departing College Park without having coached a game during the 2018 season, trying to restart his once-promising career after his image took a significant beating the past five months in the wake of player Jordan McNair’s collapse and death of heatstroke and reports of a “toxic” football culture at Maryland.

One day after the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents announced its recommendation to reinstate...

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