Maryland head coach Mike Locksley spoke on 247Sports podcast ‘The College Football Daily’ to talk about the future of Maryland football, and what steps the program needs to take in the future. He also spoke about how the Terps can compete with the best of the B1G East per Austin Nivision of 247Sports.

Maryland is 13-23 since Locksley took over in December of 2018. Last season was the 1st time that the Terrapins have made a bowl game under him, winning the Pinstripe Bowl against Virginia Tech 54-10 and finishing the year at 7-6.

Here is what Locksley had to say about what it will take for Maryland to reach that next level:

““I think it starts with, and any of us understand this, it starts with the culture of your program,” Locksley said. “For us, it starts with recruiting. We gotta go out and get the same type of players we’re gonna face, which we’ve been able to do. We’ve got to be able to keep them here. Then obviously play within the rules of the NIL world, the transfer portal, the immediate eligibility rules that are in place. To me, it starts and ends with recruiting and getting the type of players into the program that fit your culture and being real clear with the type of standard that you’re setting within your program. I feel like we’re doing that. We’re on track. We’re getting the right kind of kids. Now we’ve got to navigate this new world and this new landscape that’s being created with NIL and transfer portal, which now allows our supporters and fans to get involved.

Maryland has produced some great talents that have gone on to have success at the next level like Stefon Diggs, D.J. Moore, and Yannick Ngakoue. The task will now be taking that step forward and competing with the top schools in the B1G East.