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Pigrome, Harrison among Maryland football players who considered transferring after tumultuous year

Pigrome, Harrison among Maryland football players who considered transferring after tumultuous year

More than a dozen Maryland football players have officially explored the possibility of transferring in the aftermath of offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death and the firing of third-year coach DJ Durkin, according to information obtained from the NCAA transfer portal.

The NCAA transfer portal is an outgrowth of a rule change that went into effect in October. It helps players transfer and prevents schools from blocking transfers to rival institutions. It allows players who are thinking about leaving to get their name into a public forum so other coaches know the player is available to recruit.

Seven of the 13 Maryland players listed on the portal — including redshirt...

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