University of Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley was expected to travel to Maryland on Sunday where he will interview for the vacant head coaching job with the Maryland Terrapins, The Tuscaloosa News has learned.
The Washington Post has reported that Locksley is one of three finalists for the job, along with current Maryland interim head coach Matt Canada and Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton.
Locksley, 48, is a native of Washington, D.C., and has numerous coaching and recruiting ties to the area. He was in the Maryland staff and served as interim head coach for the Terrapins in 2015, posting a 1-5 record. He was considered for the permanent job at UM at that time, but was passed over for D.J. Durkin, who was fired earlier this year.
Locksley turned down an opportunity to join Durkin’s staff and became an offensive analyst at Alabama in 2016. He was promoted to an on-the-field position in 2017, serving as receivers coach co-offensive coordinator. He took over as play-caller after the off-season departure of Brian Daboll, guiding an offense that averaged 49.0 points per game in the regular season and has produced a leading Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.