Report: D.J. Durkin to be named head coach at Maryland

Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin is expected to be named head coach at Maryland according to a Sports Illustrated report.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- D.J. Durkin's time as a defensive coordinator appears to be coming to a close. 

According to a report from Sports Illustrated Pete Thamel, Durkin is expected to be named head coach at Maryland in the coming days. The news comes one year after being defensive coordinator at U-M under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Durkin, 37, started as a graduate assistant in Bowling Green under then head coach Urban Meyer and then saw a graduate assistant stop at Notre Dame as well. He would later come back to Bowling Green and serve as defensive ends coach in 2006 and then linebackers and special teams in 2007. Durkin would first work with Harbaugh while at Stanford from 2007-2009 as a defensive end and special teams coach and and took the same position at Florida until becoming defensive coordinator for the Gators in 2010. In 2013, Durkin became defensive coordinator and coached the Gators to a bowl game victory as interim head coach in 2014.

As U-M's defensive coordinator in 2015, the Wolverines had three-straight shutouts for the first time in 30 years and saw improvements in redzone defense.

At Maryland, Durkin will face-off against former bosses Meyer and Harbaugh in-division as well as coaching against Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Penn State's James Franklin who also round off the dvision talent.

This is a developing story.

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