Maryland will hire Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin as its new head football coach. After the news broke Wednesday, recruits, journalists and fans all took to Twitter to express their opinions. Let's check out what people had to say. [Note: this post will be continuously updated as more people unleash their #hottakes.]
Adam McLean, Maryland's former four-star recruit who left the university after an eligibility issue this fall but is expected to return, recently shared his thoughts before stating his confidence in Durkin. The team has not given an update on the status of Mike Locksley, the team's interim head coach for the final six games of the season.
I still need answers about something's that nobody's giving me— Adam McLean (@GodsGift_42) December 2, 2015
So for half the class taking there OV's this weekend Durkin needs to be there or someone— Adam McLean (@GodsGift_42) December 2, 2015
Ok i will just lay back then— Adam McLean (@GodsGift_42) December 2, 2015
On board with the Durkin move— Adam McLean (@GodsGift_42) December 2, 2015
DJ Durkin will certainly provide a spark in recruiting for Maryland, but I'm curious who he hires as OC. Will be big for QB Dwayne Haskins— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) December 2, 2015
D.J. Durkin’s offensive plans would likely fit along the lines of Ohio State’s spread-power— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 2, 2015
D.J. Durkin was attractive to Maryland because of his fire and passion, recruiting prowess and lineage w Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 2, 2015
Maryland going from trying to chase targets like Chip Kelly to winding up with D.J. Durkin could be tough to swallow https://t.co/ShWBdBYy38— Austin Ward (@AWardESPN) December 2, 2015
Here's what some Maryland commits and potential recruits tweeted. It'll be interesting to watch these guys over the next few days.
Durkin— Tino Ellis (@IamTinoEllis) December 2, 2015
Wanna meet Coach Durkin!— Jake Funk (@jakefunk34) December 2, 2015
Great hire for Maryland!— Terrell Hall (@_TrillTrell_) December 2, 2015
And last but not least, the fans.
I think Maryland just hit the biggest home run thus far in the coaching carousel madness. D.J. Durkin will be a star. #Gators #Terps— Ryan King (@RKingGator) December 2, 2015
DJ Durkin to Maryland? Good coach, even better DJ. His mixtape is fire.— Christopher Stoney (@ChrisStoney) December 2, 2015
D.J. Durkin, name so swaggy he has to be great— Tyler Patterson (@PatDatAzz8) December 2, 2015