Mike Locksley will have to work quickly to assemble his staff at Maryland, and it sounds as if he’s already interviewing coaches to join him in College Park.
On Monday, Football Scoop reported that Maryland was interviewing current Alabama analyst and former Tennessee head coach Butch Jones for a spot on Locksley’s staff. According to the report, he’s been offered an associate head coach position.
Jones would oversee the Terrapins’ offense, but he would likely not have the offensive coordinator title.
Locksley was officially introduced as Maryland’s head coach late last week. He was awarded the position over Matt Canada and Pep Hamilton.
Prior to arriving at Alabama, Jones had served as the head coach at Central Michigan (2007-2009), Cincinnati (2010-2012) and Tennessee (2013-2017). In 11 seasons as a head coach, he compiled an 84-54 record and guided his teams to eight bowl appearances.
Jones has plenty of experience coaching at the college level, but it would be his first stop with a B1G program.