Maryland head football coach DJ Durkin has pocketed more than $575,000 since being placed on administrative leave, according to a report from The Washington Post.
Durkin was placed on administrative leave in August after an ESPN report alleged of a “toxic culture” inside the football program. The report surfaced after the death of Jordan McNair, who suffered from heat stroke during an organized team workout. An investigation into the culture followed the report.
In addition to the $575,000 Durkin has made, the head coach will earn an additional $9,600 after every week.
According to The Washington Post, there are signs that there will be no decision on Durkin’s future until late October. The full board of regents isn’t scheduled to meet again until Nov. 28. Earlier this month, there was a report that the investigation would conclude in early October.
If the investigation concludes, the board can call a special meeting prior to that November date.
Offensive coordinator Matt Canada has served as the interim head coach since Durkin was placed on leave. There has been no timetable on a decision.
Maryland will host Rutgers on Saturday. The Terrapins are 3-2.