DJ Durkin To Return As Head Coach

10/30/2018 6:22:08 PM

DJ is returning to the program. I’m speechless and frankly don’t understand the decision. The Report’s findings indicated that there was “ongoing dysfunction” in the athletic department and the training staff’s mistakes contributed to Jordan McNair’s death. I can’t fathom how those findings square with Damon Evans and DJ Durkin keeping their jobs.

It’s not hard to see that there was concern that firing Durkin and Evans would open the school up to further lawsuits by McNair’s family for wrongful death, and Durkin himself for wrongful termination. To that I say, who the fuck cares? What happened to integrity and accountability? McNair’s family deserves everything it gets from the school. As for Durkin’s potential claim, the school should do the right thing and worry about those consequences later. Money be damned.

I’d love to write that I’m done with Maryland Football as a result of this decision. Part of me wants to cut the cord and maybe I will be able to curtail my interest. I’m not sure that it’s possible. I love that damn place and I love their sports teams. They are a part of me. I’m so deeply disgusted and disappointed with the Board of Regents and their shallow and immoral calculations that this won’t ever be forgotten.

Our students, faculty, and alumni deserve a University worth admiration and instead we have one that I look down on with disgust.

Maybe there will be details that come out which fully exonerate everyone. I hope that happens. Let’s just say I have my doubts.

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