Maryland hires Michigan assistant Durkin as head coach

Maryland has hired Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin to be its head coach.

The 37-year-old Durkin is in his first season at Michigan under Jim Harbaugh. He led a defense that ranks fourth in the nation in yards allowed per game. Before working at Michigan, Durkin was the defensive coordinator at Florida for two years.

Durkin also worked at Stanford under Harbaugh and he started his career as a graduate assistant at Bowling Green when Urban Meyer was the coach there. Durkin played linebacker at Bowling Green from 1997-2000.

At Maryland, Durkin replaces Randy Edsall, who was fired midway through the season. The Terrapins finished the season 3-9, winning one game under interim coach Mike Locksley.