DJ Durkin is the newly hired Head Football Coach of the Maryland Terrapins.
Coach Durkin joined Ken and Steve to talk about taking the Terps job and how he will turn this program around.READ MORE: Salvation Army, 101.9 Collect Coats, Gloves To 'Bundle Up Baltimore' Homeless
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Steve asked Coach Durkin about what his plans are to address the incoming recruits that were recruited by the previous coaching regime. Coach Durkin acknowledged that this transition can be tough for teenagers preparing to begin their collegiate athletic careers, “our biggest thing right now is reaching out to the recruits and their families. We are trying to put them at ease, its just about hitting the ground running right now.”
Ken asked Coach Durkin about the excitement he displayed at his introductory press conference yesterday. Coach Durkin noted that meeting with people in and around the program was a big factor in his excitement level, “I really feel like the more I went through the process, the more people I got to meet. It definitely felt right from the beginning and yesterday it felt that way even more.”MORE NEWS: Three Men Killed In Separate Shootings In Baltimore Saturday
Coach Durkin went on to discuss challenges of recruiting at the University of Maryland, the impact of the relationship between the University and Under Armour on the football program, and what he learned from his time working under Coach Urban Meyer and Coach Jim Harbaugh.