It was extremely deflating when Maryland was forced to part ways with Randy Edsall midway through the 2015 season. Edsall built a very successful program at Conneticut, but it didn’t translate to success in College Park.
Athletic director Kevin Anderson needed to get this hire right and he certainly did. Former Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin was billed as one of the talented minds in the game along with being a phenomenal recruiter. The Terps got to a bowl game in his first season with the program after just three wins under Edsall and Mike Locksley the prior year.
Year Two is looking even more promising after Durkin reeled in a Top 20 recruiting class. He added eight four-star prospects, which has been something that was unheard of in recent years. If Durkin can keep the majority of the local talent home, the sky is the limit for this program.
It’s pretty easy to see why fans are falling in love with the football program all over again.