Former Virginia head coach Mike London will join the Maryland staff as the program’s associate head coach and defensive line coach, according to a report from Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated.
London is the second reported hiring on the defensive side of the ball Tuesday for Maryland, along with former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer, who will reportedly become the team’s defensive coordinator.
Under new head coach DJ Durkin, the staff coming together -- especially defensively -- is looking strong. London was an elite recruiter at Virginia and brings head coaching experience, along with Shafer, to the staff as Durkin takes the head coaching reins for the first time.
On the other side of the ball, one-time Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley was photographed alongside Durkin and Terrapins commit D.J. Turner of DeMatha -- perhaps an indication that the offensive coach and elite recruiter could, too, remain on staff.
Had a Great in home visit pic.twitter.com/g5Vx2z9TBf
— DJ Turner (@Djturner15) December 9, 2015
Durkin took over to former head coach Randy Edsall, who was fired in October after the team’s loss to Ohio State.