Will Muschamp’s comments garnered national attention on Saturday, when he defended Maryland coach DJ Durkin, who is currently on administrative leave amid reports of a “toxic culture” in the Terrapins’ football program.
Muschamp was asked about the Durkin situation again during his media availability on Monday. He addressed the death of Jordan McNair, a Maryland player who died after going to hospital with heat exhaustion earlier this year, and again the anonymous sources from the ESPN report.
“First of all, my thoughts and prayers are with the McNair family. I can’t imagine, as a father, losing my son,” Muschamp told the media. “It is a horrific situation. Tragic situation. I don’t know what else to say. I was talking about DJ Durkin, a man that I know very well, Saturday. I know him as a coach, I know him as a husband, I know him as a father. I find it hard to believe some of the things I read in that article about DJ Durkin. And I’ll leave it at that.”
While Muschamp tried to differentiate his previous comments from the situation that involved McNair, he again defended Durkin, who he coached with during his time at Florida.
On Saturday, Muschamp called the anonymous sources “gutless” for not putting their name on the report, while also commenting on his personal relationship with Durkin, who he spoke with earlier that morning.
For a clip of Muschamp’s follow-up comments, watch the video below, courtesy of TheBigSpur.com:
— TheBigSpur.com (@TheBigSpur247) August 13, 2018