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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 Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 26, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland safety Denzel Conyers is ineligible to play this year. Conyers signed with the Terps after attending Butte College, a junior college in California. But the junior apparently did not have a 2.5 GPA at Butte, which is why he is ineligible. Maryland appealed the ruling on the basis that Conyers was a full qualifier when he signed with Florida International in 2012 and took classes this summer at Maryland to get the credits he needed. However, the Terps' appeal was denied.
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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 Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 23, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley looks for all of his tight ends to be “three-pronged. " He wants them to be capable of playing as a traditional tight end, out at wide receiver or detached from the line of scrimmage, whether in the slot, as an H-back or somewhere else in the formation. Andrew Isaacs was the closest thing the Terps had to a "three-pronged" tight end. Isaacs only had two catches this season. But the sophomore flashed skills as a pass-catcher during preseason practice, had been consistently praised by teammates and coaches for the improvements he had made as a blocker, and he was playing around 45 snaps per game on offense.
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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 Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 3, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Shortly after Maryland's 52-7 win over James Madison, Terps senior quarterback C.J. Brown sat in front of a group of media and called his performance against the Dukes "unacceptable. " Brown ran for 61 yards and three touchdowns, but he finished just 11 of 24 as a passer for just 111 yards. Unacceptable, according to Brown. But to Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Brown “did a really good of managing the offense” while making some savvy plays that don't show up on the stat sheet.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland's coaches have personnel meetings every Wednesday night during which they discuss the depth chart and any potential changes. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley reiterated Wednesday that C.J. Brown is the Terps' starting quarterback and that Caleb Rowe is his backup. Locksley was asked Wednesday whether he would consider using Rowe, who has a stronger arm, as a change-of-pace quarterback to Brown, a talented runner who has struggled at times throwing the ball this season.
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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 Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Mike Locksley always has tried to play one role with his four children: dad. The Maryland football team's offensive coordinator has been successful in that regard with his daughter, Kori, an Olympic Development Program soccer player who already has eight Division I scholarship offers after her freshman year at Olney's Good Counsel High. His three sons have been a different story. Having already coached his two oldest in college - Michael Jr. at Illinois and Meiko at New Mexico, each for two seasons - Locksley now is weighing the possibility of coaching his youngest son. But when it comes to Kai Locksley, he has to avoid a role that has brought him much acclaim in his coaching career: recruiter.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 18, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- For Maryland, Saturday's game at Syracuse is a chance to get back on track after last week's loss to West Virginia and an opportunity to move to 3-1 heading into Big Ten play. But for Terps coach Randy Edsall , it is also a return to his alma mater. Edsall was a quarterback at Syracuse from 1976-79. He then began his coaching career at Syracuse as a graduate assistant 1980 and spent 11 seasons on the Orange's staff before moving on to Boston College in 1991.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
When former Maryland star Shawne Merriman watched the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers earlier this month, he saw a Seahawks offense that found different, creative ways to get the ball in the hands of their top playmaker -- wide receiver Percy Harvin. The Seahawks lined Harvin up in the backfield, used Harvin as a traditional wide receiver and also put him in motion and handed him the ball on jet sweeps. In all, Harvin touched the ball 11 times. Merriman said he wants to see the Terps do more of those types of things to get the ball in the hands of wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland's coaches have personnel meetings every Wednesday night during which they discuss the depth chart and any potential changes. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley reiterated Wednesday that C.J. Brown is the Terps' starting quarterback and that Caleb Rowe is his backup. Locksley was asked Wednesday whether he would consider using Rowe, who has a stronger arm, as a change-of-pace quarterback to Brown, a talented runner who has struggled at times throwing the ball this season.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 11, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland sophomore tight end Andrew Isaacs keeps hearing the same thing from Terps coaches. “I feel like for the most part I know what I'm doing and I'm getting it done, and that's what my coaches keep telling me,” Isaacs said. Isaacs has not been a factor as pass-catcher. Quarterback C.J. Brown has not even thrown a pass in Isaacs' direction through Maryland's first two games. But offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said Isaacs continues to progress in all facets of his game, and he said the wide receiver could become more of a factor in the passing game as the season goes on. “The old adage in coaching is that you do what your players allow to do,” Locksley said.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 4, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  With wide receiver Taivon Jacobs out, Maryland will depend on junior Marcus Leak and sophomores Amba Etta-Tawo and Jacquille Veii to all play bigger roles in the offense. Leak will start along with the Terps' top two receivers, Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, but Etta-Tawo and Veii could see some playing time as well. Etta-Tawo, an outside receiver, will be the top backup to Long and Leak. Veii will back up Diggs in the slot and was the fourth wide receiver in the game when Maryland went to four wide receiver sets against James Madison.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 3, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Shortly after Maryland's 52-7 win over James Madison, Terps senior quarterback C.J. Brown sat in front of a group of media and called his performance against the Dukes "unacceptable. " Brown ran for 61 yards and three touchdowns, but he finished just 11 of 24 as a passer for just 111 yards. Unacceptable, according to Brown. But to Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Brown “did a really good of managing the offense” while making some savvy plays that don't show up on the stat sheet.
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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 Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 28, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Derrick Hayward did not look natural at tight end during the early part of preseason practice. Hayward, a redshirt freshman who signed with Maryland as an outside linebacker, lacked fluidity as a route runner. He was also inconsistent catching the football, as he was during the spring as well. But the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Hayward improved as preseason camp went on, to the point that he will begin the season as the top backup to starting tight end Andrew Isaacs. “He's continued to develop to where you'll see he's created a [role]
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 14, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  There have been times during preseason practice when Damian Prince and Derwin Gray have flashed the skill that made them highly-rated recruits. There have been times both players -  especially Gray -  have looked capable of making an immediate impact along Maryland's offensive line. Many other times, they have looked like freshmen. Maryland coaches believe both will be good players. Teammates say the same. But most freshmen are a work in progress at this point and Prince and Gray are no different.
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