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Maryland will hire Michigan’s D.J. Durkin as new head coach

Interim head coach D.J. Durkin of the Florida Gators lifts the trophy following a victory over the East Carolina Pirates in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on January 3, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Maryland will hire former Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin to be the school’s next head football coach, WTOP’s George Wallace confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

Durkin replaces Randy Edsall, fired on Oct. 11, and interim head coach Mike Locksley. The Terrapins went 3-9 this year, their second season in the Big Ten.

The 37-year-old Durkin served at Florida under Urban Meyer and Will Muschamp and coached the Gators in their 2014 Birmingham Bowl victory before moving to Michigan last season.

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