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Maryland has hired former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley to be its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Locksley was fired in September after two-plus tumultuous seasons with New Mexico, during which the Lobos went 2-26 and he was suspended for getting into a fight with an assistant.
He joins a program coming off a 2-10 season under first-year coach Randy Edsall.
Before being hired by New Mexico, Locksley was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks for Illinois from 2005-08. He also spent six years at Maryland as an assistant under former coach Ralph Friedgen.
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With Maryland transfer R.J. Dill officially announcing Rutgers today, ScarletReport.com caught up with his former head coach at Trinity High School (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Jeff Boger. Boger, who now coaches at Milton Hershey (Hershey, Pa.) remains close with Dill and offered his take on what the offensive lineman can give the Scarlet Knights next season.
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has hired Mike Locksley as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Locksley takes over for Gary Crowton, who lasted only one season. The 41-year-old Locksley returns to Maryland after previously serving as an assistant coach from 1998-2002 under Ralph Friedgen.
Lots to talk about in College Park right now. Tomorrow, we expect to see the long awaited return of Maryland's only true point guard, Pe'Shon Howard. Howard's foot injury has healed quicker than anyone could have hoped, and as a result, Terp fans get to see what this team looks like with a real point guard.
The optimistic side of me expects immediate dividends...
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