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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 | 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 | 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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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 12, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland held its media day for football Monday. Here are some notes, including tidbits on some of the Terps' position battles: * Redshirt junior Brandon Ross, who led the team with 865 rushing yards last year, appears to be the current leader in the race to be the starting running back. Ross is competing with junior Albert Reid and sophomores Wes Brown and Jacquille Veii, but coach Randy Edsall said he has been impressed with Ross and said Ross “did some really good things” during the Terps' scrimmage Sunday.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 12, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Kenneth Goins rarely, if ever, lined up as a traditional fullback at Gilman. As a result, it took time to acclimate once Goins got to Maryland. He also needed to get bigger than he was in high school when the 5-foot-9 Goins weighed around just 215 pounds. But he took over as the Terrapins' starting fullback as a redshirt freshman last year, and coach Randy Edsall said Goins is Maryland's clear-cut top fullback through the first week of preseason practice. "[He's]
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
In this week's recruiting roundup, Mike Locksley's son saddens Maryland fans. Football recruiting -- Class of 2015 quarterback target Kai Locksley (Gilman), son of Mike, committed to Florida State on Thursday. -- Class of 2015 defensive back target Marcus Lewis decommitted from Florida on Thursday. Michigan appears to be the frontrunner. -- Class of 2016 defensive end target Shane Simmons committed to Penn State on Wednesday. -- Rivals.com's updated top 250 for the class of 2016 features 13 players from Maryland, including No. 15 overall prospect Rahshaun Smith (St. Frances)
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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 Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Gilman's Kai Locksley has committed to play football for national champion Florida State, the program he believes is most likely to help him reach his dream of becoming an NFL quarterback. The son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, he said his decision came down to Florida State or Texas. He had the Terps in his top three, but said he recently dropped them from consideration. Locksley, 6 feet 5 and 200 pounds, said the decision came down to his comfort level with coach at Florida State.
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