COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) As he enters his second season as Maryland's football coach, DJ Durkin has found that familiarity breeds content.
Upon his arrival a year ago, Durkin instituted a new scheme, a fresh outlook and a rigid set of rules designed to get the most out of a program that sputtered under his predecessor, Randy Edsall.
"We kind of came in and went crazy on a lot of things to get the urgency built up and to have them understand the level of competition we want this program to have," Durkin said. "Now there's a much better understanding of that. Our guys are operating at a higher level, and there's less anxiety on their part of what's coming next."