Alabama OC Mike Locksley one of three finalists to coach Maryland

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Maryland will conduct finalist interviews for its head-coaching emptiness on Sunday and Monday, assembly with three candidates: Matt Canada, who served because the Terrapins’ interim head coach this season, Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley and Michigan quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The interviews will happen domestically with athletic director Damon Evans, college president Wallace Loh and different faculty officers.

Each Canada and Hamilton had been amongst those that already interviewed with the college in Atlanta, sources stated. Locksley has been making ready Alabama for Saturday’s SEC championship sport towards Georgia.

The Washington Submit first reported the names of the finalists.

A rent might come by the center of subsequent week, a supply stated.

Canada, 46, was introduced in as Maryland’s offensive coordinator in January and went 5-7 as interim head coach this season. He took over after DJ Durkin was positioned on administrative depart in August as the college investigated allegations of a poisonous tradition throughout the soccer program. Maryland fired Durkin on Oct. 31.

Locksley, 48, served as a Maryland assistant from 1997 to 2002 and once more from 2012 to 2015. He was the Terrapins’ interim head coach in 2015 after the firing of Randy Edsall. The Washington, D.C., native has robust help amongst Maryland’s high donors and native highschool coaches, sources stated. Locksley went 2-26 in two-plus seasons at New Mexico, his solely FBS head-coaching stint.

Hamilton, 44, has served as Michigan’s assistant head coach, quarterbacks coach and passing sport coordinator for the previous two seasons. He has coached quarterbacks for 4 NFL groups, most lately the Cleveland Browns in 2016, and was offensive coordinator at Stanford in 2011 and 2012. He started his teaching profession close to Maryland at Howard College.

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