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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2011
Maryland is expected to hire former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley as its offensive coordinator, according to a knowledgeable source. Locksley would replace Gary Crowton. The school is negotiating the terms of Crowton's release after one season. Locksley was 2-26 at New Mexico but is known as an aggressive recruiter. He is a former Towson University player and Maryland assistant. Locksley was dismissed by New Mexico during the 2011 season. Locksley had previously served four seasons as the Illinois offensive coordinator.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
The contract of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley wasn't due to expire until the end of next season. But, as it prepares to enter the Big Ten, the school has reportedly decided to renew its commitment to Locksley, who is also the quarterbacks coach and a key recruiter. According to CBSSports.com, Maryland has signed Locksley to a new three-year deal paying him more than $600,000 per year and making him one of the highest-paid coordinators in the Big Ten. Maryland head coach Randy Edsall did not immediately reply to a text message and email seeking to confirm the report.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
I have been critical of many things Maryland football coach Randy Edsallhas said and done over the course of his first season in College Park, but the moves he made in replacing his team's offensive and defensive coordinators are to be applauded -- on a number of fronts. First, new offensive coordinator Mike Lockley is a huge upgrade over any assistant Edsall has brought on when it comes to recruiting. Locksley, too, consistently raised the performance of his offense in the four years he held the coordinator's position at Illinois under Ron Zook.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- It was August 2012 and Wes Brown was meeting the media for the first time as a Maryland football player. Athletic department staff taped a name tag to the freshman's chair for the benefit of reporters. Brown, a big tailback with impressive quickness, did not seem daunted by his anonymity or lack of experience. He expected to play quickly and, sure enough, almost immediately became one of the team's most valued runners. A year and a half later, as the Terps open practices Saturday, Brown is preparing to again address the media.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2011
Maryland is nearing agreement on a contract to hire  former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley as its next offensive coordinator, according to to two sources close to the negotiations. Locksley and the school are working out contract details. While the deal is not finalized yet, a press release is anticipated soon -- possibly as soon as Wednesday. Locksley would replace Gary Crowton, who is out after one season as Randy Edsall's top offensive assistant. Crowton is assuming a short-term, non-coaching administrative role.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
The contract of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley wasn't due to expire until the end of next season. But, as it prepares to enter the Big Ten, the school has reportedly decided to renew its commitment to Locksley, who is also the quarterbacks coach and a key recruiter. According to CBSSports.com, Maryland has signed Locksley to a new three-year deal paying him more than $600,000 per year and making him one of the highest-paid coordinators in the Big Ten. Maryland head coach Randy Edsall did not immediately reply to a text message and email seeking to confirm the report.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2012
Bonuses based on recruiting rankings and a $350,000 base salary are among the highlights in Maryland's contract with new offensive coordinator Mike Locksley. Locksley's deal, which was obtained by The Baltimore Sun and other media outlets Monday via public records requests, guarantees the former New Mexico coach $500,000 per year in salary and other compensation. Locksley's four-year deal, which began on Dec. 28, has two recruiting-related bonuses. If the Terps finish in the Top 40 of Rivals.com or Scout.com's recruiting rankings on Signing Day, Locksley will get $25,000.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - Mike Locksley is 42 years old, a father of four and a $500,000-a-year offensive coordinator. Mike Locksley is also well versed in the art of freestyle rap. Just not well enough, apparently. "My kids will tell you I'm awful at it," Locksley said Tuesday, chuckling heartily before repeating once more for emphasis: "Awful at it. " He knows enough to know what he likes, though, and what he doesn't. So when he strolled through the Maryland locker room after one practice this spring, his first back in College Park in a decade, and heard defensive back Jeremiah Johnson's lyrical barbs aimed at his offense, he turned to the sophomore.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has agreed to terms of a contract extension, according to a source with direct knowledge of the pact. His original deal was set to expire Jan. 31. Terms were not disclosed. Maryland also will learn as soon as this week whether it will lose wide receivers coach Lee Hull, who is a finalist for Morgan State's head coaching job. On Tuesday, Morgan State completed interviewing its finalists, but no offer has yet been made. Stewart's previous deal paid $262,500 in base salary, plus an additional $87,500 for media appearances, fundraising activities, personal appearances, and equipment and apparel endorsements.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Larry Mazyck Position: Offensive tackle Measurables: 6 feet 7, 340 pounds Junior college: Iowa Western C.C. (Iowa) High school: Friendship Collegiate (D.C.), Fork Union Military Academy (Va.)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Yesterday's signing day found Maryland in a transition period in football recruiting. Not only do the Terps have three new coaching assistants but the program is looking increasingly at the Midwest for talent given its impending move to the Big Ten. Chad Wilt, the defensive line coach hired recently from Ball State, has been assigned ro recruit the Chicago and Indianapolis areas. Those were secondary areas for Maryland previously. "Coming from the Midwest, he kind of had some ties in those areas," Maryland recruiting coordinator John Dunn said.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland's football team introduced a 17-member recruiting class Wednesday that - while not highly ranked - left the coaches giddy. Their excitement was based largely on the signing day addition of top target Damian Prince and four other players to an offensive line in need of an upgrade as the Terps head to the Big Ten next season. Offensive line appeared to be Maryland's top position of need, and the Terps managed to bolster it with a player ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 2 offensive tackle recruit.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
With national signing day only a day away, preview the Terps ' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Nnamdi Egbuaba Position: Outside linebacker Measurables: 6 feet 1, 215 pounds High school: St. Frances Recruiter: Mike Locksley Finalists: Virginia, Connecticut Rankings: 247: 3*, No. 101 OLB Rivals: 3* ESPN: 3*, No. 154 OLB Stats/honors: 105 total tackles (17 for losses)
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Larry Mazyck Position: Offensive tackle Measurables: 6 feet 7, 340 pounds Junior college: Iowa Western C.C. (Iowa) High school: Friendship Collegiate (D.C.), Fork Union Military Academy (Va.)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has agreed to terms of a contract extension, according to a source with direct knowledge of the pact. His original deal was set to expire Jan. 31. Terms were not disclosed. Maryland also will learn as soon as this week whether it will lose wide receivers coach Lee Hull, who is a finalist for Morgan State's head coaching job. On Tuesday, Morgan State completed interviewing its finalists, but no offer has yet been made. Stewart's previous deal paid $262,500 in base salary, plus an additional $87,500 for media appearances, fundraising activities, personal appearances, and equipment and apparel endorsements.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Maryland coaches noticed something unusual when they reviewed the game video from the 63-0 loss to Florida State last Saturday. Before Maryland would snap the ball, Seminoles defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. would occasionally point to the sky as if signaling that he knew a pass was coming. Was Maryland somehow telegraphing its intentions to run or pass? Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said today that the Terps need to avoid any pre-snap behavior or stances that give the defense clues.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
With national signing day only a day away, preview the Terps ' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Nnamdi Egbuaba Position: Outside linebacker Measurables: 6 feet 1, 215 pounds High school: St. Frances Recruiter: Mike Locksley Finalists: Virginia, Connecticut Rankings: 247: 3*, No. 101 OLB Rivals: 3* ESPN: 3*, No. 154 OLB Stats/honors: 105 total tackles (17 for losses)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
It's not just the spread offense of Old Dominion that Maryland will be concerned with on Saturday. It's the particular ability of Monarchs quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who won the 2012 Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision, to make plays. The Terps have faced spread offenses and will again. Clemson and West Virginia -- opponents last year and this year -- run variations of the spread. But it's hard to stop an instinctive player.
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