Maryland coach DJ Durkin placed on leave by administration as investigation begins

Postado Agosto 12, 2018

As of now, offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who was hired by Maryland in January, will be the interim head coach. It's not like ESPN's report was poorly-sourced - it cites "two current Maryland players, multiple people close to the football program, and former players and football staffers".

Durkin's status was announced Saturday by Maryland Director of Athletics Damon Evans.

Jordan McNair, 19, died in June, reportedly from heatstroke after suffering from "extreme exhaustion" after a workout in May, reports said.

June 21, 2018: ESPN.com confirms the McNair family retained the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to represent the family.

Jealous, a Democrat and former NAACP head, said Durkin and Evans "are ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety of our student-athletes".

Durkin, entering his third season with the Terrapins, has come under scrutiny after offensive lineman Jordan McNair collapsed during a conditioning workout and eventually died. The report from ESPN shared the scary details surrounding McNair's death, which called into question the Maryland training staff. An external review was initiated in the wake of McNair's death and is ongoing. The ESPN report also cast doubt on the legitimacy if that investigation, reporting that interviews with players didn't begin until this month and were held in near-proximity to coaches' offices. If that former staffer had any guts, why didn't he put his named on that?

Muschamp's claim that there's no credibility in anonymous sources is also laughable.

"I am extremely concerned by the allegations of unacceptable behaviors by members of our football staff detailed in recent media reports", Evans said in his statement.

After the Maryland athletic department placed Durkin on leave Saturday afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement in support of the decision.

Durkin wrote in a letter to the Baltimore Sun that the program was "cooperating fully" with investigators.