The University of Maryland's Board of Regents is not making any major administrative changes to its athletic program in the wake of Jordan McNair's death, the university announced on Tuesday.
University president Wallace Loh, athletic director Damon Evans and head football coach D.J. Durkin will remain at the university. Loh is set to retire in June.
Furthermore, Durkin is reportedly expected to return to the sidelines for the Terrapins when they host Michigan State on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Noon.
The decision comes as a result of the university's findings and a public report into the culture of the Terrapins football program following the June 13 death of the sophomore offensive tackle.
McNair's died as the result of a heat stroke that occurred during a May 29 workout. Collapsing on the field due to exhaustion, the 19-year-old suffered a seizure and the authorities were not contacted for nearly an hour. He appeared in just one game during his freshman season with the Terps following a standout high school career at The McDonough School. McNair chose Maryland over the likes of Ohio State, Auburn, Penn State and Rutgers.
On Aug. 11, the university accepted the forced resignation from Terrapins strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, and formally placed Durkin on administrative leave. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada was named interim head coach and has since guided the Terps to a 5-3 record through the first nine weeks of the 2018 season.
"I am profoundly disturbed by the media reports yesterday about verbally abusive and intimidating conduct by Maryland football coaches and staff towards our student-athletes on the team.," Loh said at the time of the university's decision to place Durkin on administrative leave.
Loh, according to a Washington Post report, was against the idea of retaining Durkin as the Terrapins' head coach.
"It was made clear that if he [Loh] want to remain in his position, he had no option," a source told The Post. "He ultimately felt it would've been tremendously disruptive to the entire campus if he was to be terminated simply because he wouldn't put the coach back on the field ..."
Durkin was hired by the university on Dec. 2, 2015 following his lone season as defensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines.
The Terrapins are 10-15 in games with Durkin as head coach.
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