Former Maryland head coach DJ Durkin is reportedly to SEC country to become an assistant coach, according to a report.

Thursday morning, Pete Thamel of Yahoo! reported that Durkin is expected to join Lane Kiffin’s staff at Ole Miss as an assistant coach. It would be Durkin’s first full-time job since he was terminated as the head coach at Maryland, following the death of Jordan McNair, who passed away from heatstroke in June 2018.

It’s not been disclosed at this time what Durkin’s role would be on the staff at Ole Miss. Before becoming the head coach at Maryland in 2016, he served as a defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at both Florida (2013-14) and Michigan (2015). He was also a defensive assistant on the Gators’ staff from 2010-12, but was not in a coordinator role.

Thamel reports that Ole Miss was comfortable with hiring Durkin following an extensive background check. Along with Kiffin, athletic and campus officials reportedly signed off on the hire.

Durkin was 10-15 in two seasons as the head coach at Maryland, and led the Terrapins to a bowl game in his first season.

Although Durkin was terminated from the head coach position in College Park, he was not found to be at fault for McNair’s death following two independent investigations. The culture at Maryland was under investigation due to reports of a “toxic” nature within the football program, but the investigation did not find that was the cause of McNair’s death.