Maryland's hiring of Mike Locksley as HC

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  1. mushroomgod_1

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    Interesting hire, under the circumstances. He was 2-26 in his only previous HC gig at Mew Mexico and had 3 separate high-profile 'incidents', one of which was an alleged battery on an assistant coach which led to a lawsuit and $25000 settlement.

    They believe he will be a very effective recruiter, and obviously can coach D, as he's Bama's D.C. This will be an interesting one to watch.
     
  2. turney333

    turney333 All-Big Ten
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    He was Alabama's OC not DC. It also sounds like the AD was pressured to hire Locksley, as he is pretty well connected to the Maryland/DC athletic community. I'd say that there's a very good chance this blows up, probably not Durkin level though
     
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    Interesting is kind. Delaney must be wondering what the hell was I thinking!
     
  4. MyTeamIsOnTheFloor

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    ESPNU is abusing them ... and making fun of Saban/Alabama.

    They play "Touch Me In The Morning" and riff on how Saban touches people who suck at coaching and turns them into a brilliant coach who is then hired elsewhere.

    Re-hiring Locksley is strange all around.

    He has recruiting contacts in the area, so there's that ....

    Otherwise, this is just a puzzler.

    Maybe just keep the program alive while the lawsuit over the player death sorts out?
     
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    Sounds like they still don't get it.
     

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