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D.J. Durkin Lands First Coaching Gig Since Getting Fired By Maryland

Former Maryland head football coach DJ Durkin.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach DJ Durkin of the Maryland Terrapins watches the game against the Howard Bison at Maryland Stadium on September 3, 2016 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

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.

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.