Maryland’s head football coach, athletic director and president will keep their jobs after a 10-week investigation into the culture of the football program.
The Board of Regents took control of the investigation on Aug. 17
After a tumultuous summer, the Maryland Terrapins head to Landover, Maryland, to open their season against the Texas Longhorns at FedEx Field. The team went on the road last year to open its season and stunned No. 23 Texas, 51-41.
No player will also wear McNair’s No. 79 jersey through 2020, and a scholarship in his name will be given to a Maryland football student-athlete each year.
“We will do everything possible [to make sure] that the situation that Jordan McNair found himself in will never happen again.”
This decision comes just one day after two shocking ESPN reports on the culture of Maryland football under Durkin’s watch.
A new bombshell report from ESPN regarding the circumstances surrounding Jordan McNair’s death
A second ESPN article is giving an inside look into what it describes as a “toxic” culture within Maryland’s football program.