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Former Maryland football head coach Randy Edsall will be doing 'quite a few things' for the Detroit Lions

Good morning. Here's your Maryland Minute for Wednesday, July 6.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions scooped up Randy Edsall in January, hiring the former Maryland head coach as their director of football research/special projects. The title was especially vague, and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell recently shed some light on what Edsall's position actually entails.


"He's going to do a little bit of advanced scouting for us, taking a look at teams from a defensive standpoint to help our offense," Caldwell said. "We're going to have him work with a little bit of time management issues, clock management issues. Across the board, there's going to be quite a few things."

So, not like he'll be doing anything revolutionary in Detroit, but this kind of role makes sense for someone who's been around the game as long as Edsall has.

"I don't think you can ever get too much experience," Caldwell said. "You know, when you have guys like that that have been around a long time, they've seen it from a number of different vantage points, they've had experience with a number of different things, and so why limit him to just one area?

This isn't completely dissimilar to how DJ Durkin hired three former head coaches in Mike London, Scott Shafer (who left the program due to personal reasons) and Pete Lembo for his staff at Maryland. Even after the way his career at Maryland ended/started/existed, Edsall probably has some knowledge that can help Caldwell and the Lions out.

Also, don't forget that four-star Oxon Hill (Potomac, Md.) cornerback Deon Jones is announcing his commitment at 7:30 p.m. tonight. He's apparently down to Clemson and Maryland, and the Terps could really use him at corner.

To the links!

NBA - Changes that led to Kevin Durant's departure from Oklahoma City Thunder
Royce Young on what really went down in OKC. This is really good and you should read it.

Maryland's 10 Best Active Professional Basketball Players in the NBA or Overseas - InsideMDSports
Who comes in at No. 1?

Cekovsky Named Under Armour All-American Camp College Counselor - InsideMDSports
Plenty of Maryland targets will be in attendance at the camp.

Watch: Stone Bounces Back After a Forgettable Opening Weekend - InsideMDSports
He's picking up in summer league play after a rough opening weekend.

Maryland football CB Will Likely named to Bednarik award watch list - Testudo Times

He's the team's top returning starter on defense.

Mbi Tanyi should have a role at linebacker for Maryland football, even if it isn't in 2016 - Testudo Times
He received valuable experience as a freshman.