UMd. head coach placed on leave

DJ Durkin

Athletic director Damon Evans informed the team on Saturday that head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson, director of athletic training Steve Nordwall, and Rick Court, Maryland's assistant athletics director for sports performance, were placed on administrative leave, according to people at the meeting. New offensive coordinator Matt Canada will take over head coaching responsibilities in the interim.

The school is also investigating the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, 19, who was hospitalized May 29 and died June 13. We must do better, and we will rebuild a culture of respect in our football program. McNair has difficulty finishing a set of 110-yard sprints and is found to have a body temperature of 106 degrees at a local hospital.

The report said McNair had "showed signs of extreme exhaustion" before he died of heatstroke suffered during the May workout. Heatstroke was eventually determined to be the cause of his death.

June 21, 2018: ESPN.com confirms the McNair family retained the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to represent the family. The story followed the tragic death of football player Jordan in June, who was allegedly not cared for properly in the events leading up to his death. Durkin in light of an ESPN report published Friday night. The ESPN report also cast doubt on the legitimacy if that investigation, reporting that interviews with players didn't begin until this month and were held in near-proximity to coaches' offices.

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Muschamp's claim that there's no credibility in anonymous sources is also laughable.

"I would never, ever, ever allow my child to be coached there", said a former Maryland staffer who was quoted in the story. Evans said in a statement, "I am extremely concerned by the allegations of unacceptable behaviors by members of our football staff detailed in recent media reports".

Durkin wrote in a letter to the Baltimore Sun that the program was "cooperating fully" with investigators.

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