- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Former Maryland football coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired Oct. 31 in the wake of investigations into the culture of his program, has turned up at a school playing for a national title.

Durkin is working in a “consultant-like capacity” on the University of Alabama football staff this week, AL.com reported Thursday.

Alabama is preparing to play in the College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide play Oklahoma in a semifinal game Dec. 29.

Alabama is also home to new Maryland head coach Mike Locksley, who will finish out the season as the Tide’s offensive coordinator while simultaneously preparing to be the Terrapins’ new coach next year.

It’s unclear, as of now, whether Durkin and Locksley are talking about the Terps while together there. Durkin was also discovered to be in touch with Maryland’s staff while he was on paid administrative leave, a violation of his suspension.

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