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College Football Insider Names "Favorite" For Maryland Job

A general view of Maryland's football stadium.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 3, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Earlier this season, Maryland relieved head football coach D.J. Durkin of his duties a day after reinstating him following an investigation into a player's death. Student and media outcry led Maryland to rid itself of Durkin and turned to offensive coordinator Matt Canada as interim head coach.

Now that the 2018 season is over for the Terrapins, athletic director Damon Evans appears to have zeroed in on a few candidates. According to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, Maryland plans to meet with three or four candidates on Sunday and Monday.

The favorite to land the job is Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, according to Rittenberg.

Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, whose team plays Saturday in the SEC championship game, is still considered the favorite to land the job, sources say. A decision likely will come by the middle of next week.

Locksley formerly coached at New Mexico where he racked up a rough 2-26 record. After his stint there, Locksley took over as the offensive coordinator at Maryland and then served as the team's interim head coach for six games - going 1-5.