Maryland has released football coach DJ Durkin, the school announced Wednesday night.
In a statement, President Wallace D. Loh said, "Yesterday, the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland announced numerous recommendations for our campus staff, I accepted the Board's recommendations, and at the same time announced my resignation as President in June 2019
"Since returning to campus after yesterday's press conference, I have met with the leadership of the Student Government Association speaking on behalf of numerous student organizations; the Senate Executive Committee; deans; Department chairs; and campus guidance. The overwhelming majority of stakeholders expressed serious concern about the return of coach DJ Durkin to the campus.
"The Chairman of the Board of Regents has publicly acknowledged that I have previously expressed serious concerns regarding the return of Coach Durkin in my opinion Coach Durkin as a person. However, a departure is in the best interest of the University, and this afternoon was coach Durkin informs that the university will split up.
"This is a difficult decision, but it is the right thing for our entire university. The remaining months of my presidency will be devoted to developing the necessary reforms in our athletic department, which will serve the safety and well-being of our students.
The team was told that Matt Canada will remain the interim coach. [1
The decision to reinstate Durkin was with Indignation and protests have been struck by students, politicians, and family members, and even some players themselves.
"I feel as though I'm punching myself in the stomach and someone spits in my face," said Marty McNair, Jordan's father. who said the USM board would "do the right thing".
Ellis McKennie, an offensive lineman of the Terr Apins, tweeted his displeasure with Durkin's W reintegration on Tuesday evening.
"Every Saturday my teammates and I have to kneel in front of our fallen teammate's memorial, but a group of people does not have the courage to hold anyone accountable for his death if only they had the courage Jordan had is never the wrong time to do the right thing. "
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made a statement asking if the university had done enough on Tuesday and doubled on Wednesday, and demanded that The decision should be reconsidered.
-15 in his two seasons as coach of the Terrapins, including a defeat at the Quick Lane Bowl in 2016. He was hired by Maryland as the successor to Randy Edsall in December 2015 after he worked as defense co-ordinator under Jim Harbaugh in Michigan, Florida, where he worked with Will Muschamp and Urban Meyer, first calling Durkin Tr He was with Bowling Green, his alma mater, dedicated.