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How realistic is Bill O'Brien taking Maryland's head coaching job?

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The Houston Texans are in disarray, and reports link their head coach to Maryland. But how realistic is it? It's the Maryland Minute.

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Football

Texans' Bill O'Brien interested in Maryland head coaching job, per report - Testudo Times
The Houston coach is interested in joining Maryland, per a report from Jason La Canfora.

The case for Bill O'Brien as Maryland's next head football coach - Testudo Times
On that note.

Terps Football Scoop: Unexpected Interview | Plank's Top Choice? – Inside Maryland Sports

Jeff Ermann wrote about the possibility last week. ($)

But ...

It's an interesting question, just how engaged O'Brien might actually be here. O'Brien worked at Maryland in 2003 and 2004 and has an ensuing connection to current interim coach Mike Locksley, but Maryland's job is probably of lower status than his current job in Houston and his most recent college job at Penn State. He also might not get fired.

Maryland loses to No. 13 Michigan State, 24-7, despite Connor Cook's injury - Baltimore Sun
With five turnovers to add to the 128 ranked team in the turnover margin, Maryland stood no chance to upset the 13th-ranked Spartans, with its starting quarterback out.

Maryland has played the hardest schedule of any team in college football - Testudo Times
The Terps have been awful this season, namely because of things they can control. However, SB Nation's Bill Connelly reveals that Maryland's dismal output this year is partially contributed to playing what is the hardest schedule in the country.

Maryland won't interview Lane Kiffin for head coaching position, report says – Sporting News
For those of us that hope for Lane Kiffin to be the next coach at Maryland purely for the utter hilarity that will surely ensue, we're going to have to wait--sad emoji.

Basketball

Scenes from Maryland basketball's season opener vs. Mount St. Mary's - Testudo Times
View the scenes from the opening game against St. Mary's.

Former Maryland basketball players' new teams lose - Baltimore Sun
Some Terp fans shamelessly hate on the former players for transferring. For those Terp fans, we got you covered.

On the biggest difference we see in this Jake Layman – CSN Mid-Atlantic
Jake Layman's growth into an assertive, diverse player has taken all four years on the court but head coach, Mark Turgeon, is happy to see him comfortable in the system.