Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will be the new head coach at Maryland sources tell FootballScoop.
Brett McMurphy was first to report the hire (below).
Heck of a day for Locks, who won the Broyles Award earlier today.
Locksley is in his third season on Nick Saban’s staff and first as offensive coordinator.
Locksley arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2016 as an offensive analyst after the Maryland staff, where he was offensive coordinator, was swept out with Randy Edsall’s firing. After one year on the support staff, Locksley was promoted to co-offensive coordinator & wide receivers coach in 2017 and then to the Tide’s sole offensive coordinator in 2018, where he has directed the most explosive offense in program history.
Alabama is second nationally in yards per play (7.92) and scoring offense (47.9 points per game). Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was announced Monday as a Heisman Trophy finalist, and the 13-0 Crimson Tide are set to face Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29.
The 48-year-old Locksley played defensive back at Towson and began his coaching career there as the defensive backs and special teams coach in 1992. He spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Navy Prep and later served as offensive coordinator at Illinois and Maryland, and served as New Mexico’s head coach from 2009-11.
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Alabama OC Mike Locksley will be Maryland’s coach, sources told @WatchStadium. He will be introduced at school Thursday. "Maryland football has been through unique hardships & needs Mike Locksley as much as he may need to be home at Maryland,” source said https://t.co/CdWJ9M8fpo
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 5, 2018