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.
DJ Durkin and Damon Evans both retaining Maryland jobs. School President Wallace Loh planning to retire in June. Much more coming shortly...— Rick Maese (@RickMaese) October 30, 2018
After a 5-3 start this season, led by
Sources tell ESPN that several players walked out of the meeting with DJ Durkin in College Park. https://t.co/pRO06LXiS0— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 30, 2018
Maryland may find themselves with a divided locker room if Durkin truly returns for their noon game against Michigan State.
"I feel like I've been punched in the stomach, and somebody spit in my face," Marty McNair, the father of the late Jordan McNair, says in response to the decision to reinstate Maryland football coach DJ Durkin. https://t.co/a44zF2ooBQ pic.twitter.com/OHVuAdN2ru— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 30, 2018
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Only time will tell the potential impact on current commits and future recruits for the Maryland football program.