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Maryland football looking for a coach with swagger

Maryland wants to excite the fanbase with their next move at coach with an "outsized personality" that is very similar to former head coach-in-waiting James Franklin.

Sammi Silber


In football coaching search, Terps seek a personality. Showmanship is a plus. - Baltimore Sun
In the early stages of coach hunting, Maryland is not only searching for football acumen, but also someone with an outgoing personality, similar to former coach-in-waiting turn Penn State headman, James Franklin. There were some additional interesting tidbits from the article as well:

Former head coach Randy Edsall apparently received coaching on how to improve his communications with media and fans.

Barry Gossett, one of the school's top athletic donors (think Gossett Team House), told the Baltimore Sun that they probably won't make a hire until after the season. "The person we might be looking for is probably not looking for a job," said Barry Gossett, a regent and top donor. "I wouldn't think we'd have any viable candidates to talk with until after the season."

Damascus RB Jake Funk becomes Maryland’s first recruit under Mike Locksley - The Washington Post
Interim head coach Mike Locksley secured his first commit since the dismissal of Randy Edsall. Locksley will have to try to keep Maryland's recruiting on track until a permanent coach is selected.  Jake Funk is quoted in the article, saying "There's new energy and a lot of hype around the Maryland football movement. It's on the rise."

Diggs joins Randy Moss in elite company after big game vs. Chiefs | CSN Mid-Atlantic
For the second week in a row, former Terp Stefon Diggs shined for the Minnesota Vikings. Diggs started on Sunday and finished the game with seven receptions for 129 yards. He became the first wide receiver to have 80+ receiving yards in his first two games since Randy Moss in 1998.


Mark Turgeon’s vision becomes reality at Maryland Madness - The Washington Post
Over the past year, Mark Turgeon has gone from being on the hot seat to having a top-five basketball program. 

Scenes from Maryland Madness, as Terps basketball teams tip off season
In case you missed it, Testudo Times writer/photographer Sammi Silber captured sights from Maryland Madness this past Saturday at Xfinity Center.

Cross country

Terps Women's cross country Capture Gettysburg Invitational Title - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
Alexandra Lucki, who won the 6k Gettysburg invitational Saturday, was one of seven Maryland runners who finished in the top 20.