COLLEGE PARK -- Hidden below the surface of the obvious fact that interim head coach Mike Locksley has been the man tabbed to lead this Maryland program for the remainder of the 2015 season is a topic that’s less easy to discuss at the moment.
This opportunity is also, in many ways, Locksley’s live resume as he tries to make the case to athletic director Kevin Anderson and the university that he is the man worthy of the full-time position as the head coach of this program.
But Locksley would not approach the subject in depth when meeting with the media on Wednesday, still only days after former head coach Randy Edsall was fired.
“It’s not about that and I do mean this,” Locksley said. “I have zero expectations about getting this job. I just want to do the best job I can for the next seven weeks as the leader of the program.”
Locksley has head coaching experience, which likely played a major part in the university naming him the interim head coach. He took the reins at New Mexico in 2009, but struggled to a 2-26 record before being fired in the middle of the 2011 season.
“All that other stuff, it takes care of itself and for me we take care of business on the field, if I’m the guy, great,” he said. “If I’m not, I’m still a Maryland guy. I’ve always loved and had an affinity for this place and I’ll continue to be a big fan whether I’m here or not.”