“This is a dream come true,” said Maryland head football coach Mike Locksley, a Washington, D.C., native.
The two athletic trainers were placed on administrative leave in August along with DJ Durkin, who was fired last Wednesday.
The announcement comes just two days after he recommended the university retain DJ Durkin, and one day after University President Wallace Loh fired the coach.
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 investigation was first launched in June.
Maryland is 2-1 all time against Minnesota. Last year, the Terrapins defeated the Golden Gophers, 31-24, in Minnesota.
The Board of Regents took control of the investigation on Aug. 17
An emotional game for the Terps ends in their second-straight win over the ranked Longhorns to open the season.
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.
The three-star linebacker becomes the first player to transfer from the program since ESPN’s reports two weeks ago.
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.
Continuity is the name of the game for the Terps offensive line, with all starters from last season returning.