–We discuss the Washington Post article “Motivation or abuse? Maryland confronts football’s fine line as new allegations emerge” and it’s effect on the program.
Daren Haynes spoke with Redshirt Junior Defensive Tackle Oseh Saine and Junior Punter Wade Lees.
By Mason Viener
Before you read this please note: What I am about to say doesn’t mean that the proper people shouldn’t be accountable in the case of Jordan McNair
This is my opinion (Mason Viener)
Link at the bottom to interviews with Shane Cockrille and Perry Hills.
Dr. Wallace Loh and AD Damon Evans have failed. Failed at what you might ask, well I’ll tell you. The belief of an ESPN report that was written with only … Read More »
By Wayne Viener –
According to reports, no one was let go today. Loh, Evans and Durkin are all still Terps.
I would expect to see the BOR much more involved in the football scene. Having more committees and conferences is usually not a good thing. However, with the seriousness of the charges and the national news covering the passing of Jordan McNair, it may be a step forward to have the BOR leading the Maryland side of … Read More »
We discuss everything that has transpired since our last cast. DJ Durkin on leave, Matt Canada promoted, and the press conference.
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp was given the opportunity to defend Marylandcoach DJ Durkin during media availability on Saturday. Muschamp was asked about restraint as a coach — and knowing the line for intensity with dealing with players — in relation to the ongoing investigation at Maryland following the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.
“I think the big thing is that you need to criticize the performance not the performer. That’s something we talk about as … Read More »
August 11, 2018
Dear University of Maryland community,
I am profoundly disturbed by the media reports yesterday about verbally abusive and intimidating conduct by Maryland football coaches and staff towards our student athletes on the team.
Such behaviors contravene the educational mission and core values of our University. They are unacceptable. They will not be tolerated.
All of our coaches and staff who work with our student athletes are also teachers. … Read More »
I am extremely concerned by the allegations of unacceptable behaviors by members of our football staff detailed in recent media reports. We are committed to fully investigating the program.
At this time, the best decision for our football program is to place Maryland Head Football Coach DJ Durkin on leave so we can properly review the culture of the program. This is effective immediately. Matt Canada will serve as interim head coach.
The … Read More »
While there is a growing list of current and former players that are throwing their support behind DJ Durkin, there is perhaps an even stronger group who is willing to support the Maryland HC. Keisha Staples, mother of Terps defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr., told the associated press she is close with a group of about eight players’ parents who would like to meet with athletic director Damon Evans to state their ”full support” for coach DJ Durkin.
We will … Read More »
Maryland has placed head football coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave after an ESPN report depicted the culture surrounding the team in a very negative light, going as far as to imply that the culture was responsible for the death of Jordan McNair. The Terps have named offensive coordinator Matt Canada as the interim despite he never having coached a football game in his career. Non the less Canada has an impressive track record as an assistant. University President Wallace … Read More »