Following an eight-game suspension, the University of Maryland board of regents is expected to reinstate head football coach D.J. Durkin and athletic director Damon Evans. 

Durkin and the Maryland football team came under fire last May when offensive lineman, Jordan McNair, collapsed and subsequently passed away due to a heatstroke. 

​​After a 5-3 start this season, led by Matt Canada, Durkin could rejoin the Terrapin sideline as early as this coming Saturday. 

Even with Durkin returning, the social and alumni pressure may prove too daunting for Maryland to ignore. The public reaction has been less than ecstatic but things may be even worse internally: 

Maryland may find themselves with a divided locker room if Durkin truly returns for their noon game against Michigan State. 

So now, amidst a season that kicked off with an impressive win over the University of Texas, Maryland has muddled their way to a third-place tie in the Big-Ten East and even more internal controversy. 

Only time will tell the potential impact on current commits and future recruits for the Maryland football program.