The names of former Texas coach Mack Brown and former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy "have popped up" in Maryland's search for the next head of the university's football program, according to a report from Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated.
Those two were among a long list of candidates laid out by Thamel who, he says, the university has reached out to. He does note that it is unclear whether Brown and Dungy, along with television analyst Herm Edwards, were reached in an advisory capacity or as candidates for the job.
He does say, though, that athletic director Kevin Anderson "can claim the award for talking to the most candidates" in the search.
Among the other names cited by Thamel are ones we have often heard in connection to the job, including Bowling Green's Dino Babers -- who came to College Park in Week 2 and beat the Terrapins -- as well as San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator and former Terrapins quarterback Frank Reich, as well as former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Read Thamel's full piece here, which includes more analysis and possible candidates.
Mike Locksley has served as the program's interim head coach since the firing of Randy Edsall in October. It is unlikely that he will be hired as the full-time coach, though, as the Terrapins head into Saturday's season finale against Rutgers 0-5 under his guidance.
That does not mean he would not stay with the program in some capacity, though. Much of the local talent deciding to play at Maryland is a result of Locksley's prowess as a recruiter, an area within which he is one of the best in the nation.
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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