New Maryland football offensive coordinator Mike Locksley has a contract that will pay him $500,000 annually guaranteed for four years, according to Eric Prisbell of the Washington Post. Locksley, the former head coach at New Mexico, has been with the Terps for several weeks, but this is the first report of his contract terms.
Handing out a guaranteed four-year contract to an assistant coach is not a common practice in college football, especially for a school lacking in funds. Nevertheless, in his short time back with the Terps, Locksley has already made a major impact with recruiting, coming in late to steal four-star Good Counsel running back Wes Brown from other top schools. His skill as a recruiter, particularly in the rich Washington D.C. area, potentially makes Locksley worth every penny of his contract.
Locksley came to Maryland after a failed stint as New Mexico's head coach, one that featured lots of losing and off-field issues.
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