Another head coaching vacancy has been filled.
After a tumultuous 2018 college football season, Maryland has finally found its new head coach. Former Maryland assistant and interim head coach Mike Locksley – currently offensive coordinator for Alabama – is headed back home.
Maryland took to Twitter to make the news official.
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 5, 2018
Matt Canada, who entered the season as the offensive coordinator at Maryland, assumed head coaching duties after the school placed DJ Durkin on leave. He took over as the interim head coach when Durkin was fired as well.
Despite his close proximity to the program, Canada did not get the “interim” status removed from his title.
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.
Now there’s an opening on Nick Saban’s staff.