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Recruiting analyst, high school coach say it will be difficult for DJ Durkin to rebuild at Maryland

Recruiting analyst, high school coach say it will be difficult for DJ Durkin to rebuild at Maryland

Long before offensive lineman Jordan McNair died from heatstroke in June and third-year Maryland coach DJ Durkin was put on administrative leave in August, the task of rebuilding a moribund football program was viewed by many to be challenging.

Now, in the aftermath of a controversial — and widely criticized — decision Tuesday by the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents to reinstate the 40-year-old coach, the odds of Durkin doing it successfully have grown infinitely longer.

University of Maryland president fires football coach DJ Durkin...

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