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Three takeaways from Maryland football coach Michael Locksley's introductory news conference

Three takeaways from Maryland football coach Michael Locksley's introductory news conference

Introductory news conferences for just-hired coaches often set the tone for the months — or even years — ahead.

When Randy Edsall was introduced as Maryland’s football coach in 2011, he came off as stiff and somewhat defensive about the way he left his players at Connecticut. It didn’t help that then-athletic director Kevin Anderson looked worse, especially with his line about hiring a coach that was going to take the Terps “from good to great.”

When DJ Durkin was introduced as Edsall’s successor, the relatively unknown Michigan defensive coordinator seemed honest and wore his emotions on his sleeve. Because of that, even Anderson didn’t seem as awkward in a public setting...

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