Maryland has named offensive coordinator Mike Locksley the program’s interim head coach for the remainder of the season, it announced in a release on Sunday afternoon.
The news comes in conjunction with the firing of head coach Randy Edsall, which was also announced Sunday.
“Having spent more than a decade with the Maryland football program over the course of his career, I feel Mike is best suited to effectively guide our program through the remainder of the 2015 season,” athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a statement.
“Mike has previous head coaching experience and is well-respected both locally and nationally.”
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In 2009, Locksley was hired away from the Illinois staff to take over as the head coach at New Mexico. He struggled, though, lasting two-plus seasons and finishing with an overall record of 2-26.
He came to Maryland in 2012 to serve as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He has also been a crucial recruiter for the program, especially in the region, as Maryland has made a push to keep the area’s top talent at home.
Maryland now enters its bye week and will have nearly two weeks to prepare before its Oct. 24 game vs. Penn State at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
A press conference with Locksley and Anderson is scheduled for 4 p.m. in College Park.
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Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.
Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.
Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.
With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders. The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.
Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off. Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them. He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).
No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.
Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.
After today though, it may be hard to say no.
D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!
Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.
But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!
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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.
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