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D.J. Durkin Named Maryland's Head Football Coach

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The Wolverines will now search for a new defensive coordinator.

Bryan Fuller-MGoBlog

Update: Here is your official confirmation from the University of Maryland.

Original story below...

Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin is set to accept the head coaching position at the University of Maryland, according to Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel.

Durkin was brought in last winter under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh to run the defense and coach the linebackers. The Wolverines had the fourth-ranked total defense in the country in 2015 behind Boston College, Alabama and Wisconsin.

Under Durkin, Michigan had three consecutive shutouts against BYU, Maryland and Northwestern, the first time a feat such as that had been done in Ann Arbor in three decades.

Prior to Michigan, Durkin coached at Bowling Green, Stanford and Florida, where he was named interim head coach after Will Muschamp was fired prior to the bowl game.

For a look at who could be in the mix to replace Durkin, check out our list of possible candidates here.