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Maryland again pulls from Virginia to hire offensive line coach

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Maryland again pulls from Virginia to hire offensive line coach

Former Virginia offensive line coach Dave Borbely has been hired to take the same position on new head coach DJ Durkin's staff at Maryland, the team announced officially on Wednesday afternoon.

Borbely is the third coach on Maryland's staff to have direct ties to the 2015 Cavaliers, along with former Virginia head coach Mike London (now the Terrapins' defensive line coach and associate head coach) and running backs coach Chris Beatty (now the Terrapins' wide receivers coach).

“I’m thrilled to round out my initial coaching staff at Maryland with the addition of Dave Borbely,” Durkin said in a statement. “Dave has a wealth of experience coaching the offensive line and he is an outstanding teacher of the game. I know he’s excited about working with and developing our student-athletes.”

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Borbely has in the past served under head coach Charlie Strong at Louisville and on-staff at D-II Colorado State-Pueblo, where he won a national title in 2014.

Maryland has put a recruiting emphasis on the offensive line since coming into the Big Ten. That began with five-star Damian Prince in the class of 2014, followed by four-star Quarvez Boulware in 2015, and a pair of four-stars commits -- Richard Merritt and Terrance Davis -- in 2016.

 

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Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

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Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland forward Justin Jackson will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility to seek a career in the NBA.

Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon also says guard Dion Wiley will transfer before playing his senior season.

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Jackson averaged 10.5 points as a freshman before missing most of the 2017-18 season with a shoulder injury.

Jackson says, "After talking with my family and weighing my options, it's my desire to turn my full attention to preparing for a career in professional basketball."

Wiley appeared in 83 career games, playing a backup role on three teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Turgeon.

Maryland was 19-13 this season, including 8-10 in the Big Ten, and failed to reach the postseason.

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

Long-time University of Maryland men’s basketball coach Charles Grice “Lefty” Driesell will finally be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

This is according to NBC Sports Washington contributor Jon Feinstein.

Driesell coached the Terrapins for 17 seasons between 1969-86. While guiding the program to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Championship, Driesell transformed Maryland into a legitimate force in college basketball.

When hired by the Terps, Driesell famously announced that he wanted to turn Maryland into the “UCLA of the East.” After only four seasons he had made it to two ACC Championship Games and his first Elite Eight appearance. His success opened the door not only for the program but the school to compete at the highest levels of competition.

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Maryland made it as high as the Elite Eight twice under the reign of Driesell. He was named ACC Coach of the Year twice and won one ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. At the time of his NIT Championship with the Terps in 1972, the NIT was held in a similar regard to the NCAA Tournament.

He is second on Maryland’s all-time wins list (348), behind Gary Williams’ 461. Driesell however, still holds the best win percentage of all Maryland coaches with 68.6 win percentage.

After Maryland, the former Duke basketball coached at James Madison for just short of a decade and ended his coaching days at Georgia State. Driesell also coached at Davidson before taking the Maryland job to combine for over 40 seasons at the head of a Division I basketball program.

The 86-year-old was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame back in 2007. He also the namesake for the NCAA’s best defensive player of the year award, which was first awarded in 2010.

The official announcement from the Naismith Hall of Fame will be during the Final Four on Saturday, March 31.

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