Former Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin will be back coaching football this summer, an NFL team has announced.
Durkin, who was fired by Maryland following the practice-related death of player Jordan McNair, will be a “guest coach” for the Atlanta Falcons.
The NFL franchise announced the news this morning.
Durkin is close with Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, as the two spent time together at Florida earlier this decade.
Among the guest coaches who will assist the Falcons in training camp is former Maryland head coach DJ Durkin.
— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) July 22, 2019
Durkin was placed on administrative leave by the University of Maryland last August following the death of McNair.
Maryland reinstated the head coach in late October, though he was fired a day later.
The Terps have since hired Mike Locksley.