Muschamp defends Durkin against 'gutless' report of toxic culture

Muschamp defends Durkin against 'gutless' report of toxic culture

It's not like ESPN's report was poorly-sourced - it cites "two current Maryland players, multiple people close to the football program, and former players and football staffers". New offensive coordinator Matt Canada will take over head coaching responsibilities in the interim.

The report comes a few months after offensive lineman Jordan McNair died following a workout.

For some background, Terps head coach D.J. McNair has difficulty finishing a set of 110-yard sprints and is found to have a body temperature of 106 degrees at a local hospital. No cause of death has been officially released, but ESPN has since learned that heatstroke is the cause of death.

June 19, 2018: Maryland announces the hire of Rod Walters, a sports medicine consultant who oversaw athletic training at Appalachian State and SC, to conduct a review into the death of McNair.

Ben Jealous, a candidate for Maryland governor, is also calling for the suspensions of Durkin and Evans, until an investigation into McNair's death has been finished.

"Jordan was a tremendous athlete, student, teammate, and friend, and he will be sorely missed", Executive Athletic Director Damon Evans said in June. The report from ESPN shared the scary details surrounding McNair's death, which called into question the Maryland training staff.

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"I would never, ever, ever allow my child to be coached there", said a former Maryland staffer who was quoted in the story.

Muschamp's claim that there's no credibility in anonymous sources is also laughable.

"I am extremely concerned by the allegations of unacceptable behavior by members of our football staff detailed in recent media reports".

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he supports the university's decision to place Durkin on leave. We are committed to fully investigating the program.

Earlier Saturday, a person who had been briefed on the situation told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Court had also been placed on leave by the school.

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