Maryland Football

The Maryland Terrapins surprised many in the 2022 college football season. After they hired Mike Locksley away from Alabama, many believed the Terrapins were on the cusp of being a legitimate contender in the Big Ten. Instead, it’s taken a little bit longer than some expected as Maryland fared just 5-12 in his first two seasons. Since then, the Terps have gone 15-11 with two Bowl wins.

As a result of their success, a consequence was felt earlier this offseason when offensive coordinator Dan Enos left to accept the same post at Arkansas. Maryland has since responded by hiring a former head coach in Kevin Sumlin as their co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. On Thursday, Locklsey and the Terps responded again, as they announced the firing of Josh Gattis, the 2021 Broyles Award winner, as the team’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Gattis was recently dumped by the Miami Hurricanes after just one season as Mario Cristobal’s offensive coordinator. He’ll now reunite with Locksley, who he coached with at Alabama in 2018 when he served as Nick Saban’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.

Maryland officially announced the news on Thursday and the college football world was buzzing, largely praising the Terps for a savvy hire to lead their offense in 2023 and potentially beyond. On the other hand, Miami fans were seemingly happy that he found a landing spot — other than in Coral Gables — after a largely disappointing 2022 season.

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About Sam Neumann

Sam is a 2021 graduate of Temple University who has previously worked for other publications such as The Clemson Insider, Jets Wire and He's a Charlotte native, who currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina, and is unfortunately a big Mets and Jets fan.