The Maryland football team is off to a 3-0 start this season.
That was after the Terrapins only just three games all of last season under Randy Edsall and Mike Locksley. Needless to say, fans were ready for the D.J. Durkin era to begin as soon as the former Michigan defensive coordinator was introduced as the new coach.
Durkin brought an extremely experienced staff to College Park that include former head coaches such as Pete Lembo and Mike London. He had also brought in former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer as the defensive coordinator, but Shafer had to step down after a few short months on the job.
Former Kentucky and Stanford defensive coordinator Andy Buh was quickly scooped up to fill the void.
Durkin and his staff were able to put together a very strong recruiting staff in just a two-month period. Many of the players that were in that class have ended up seeing the field during the first three games this season.
There are several observations that can be taken from the Maryland football team’s first three nonconference games. Let’s take a closer look at what we’ve learned so far.