Thought this should have its own discussion thread. With everything official as far as Locksley himself, this takes center stage, along with trying to salvage a recruiting class in less than two weeks.
One piece of news that could have an impact on MD is that Hugh Freeze will be the next HC at Liberty University. There was some thought that Freeze would have been a top candidate to replace Locksley at Alabama as Saban's latest OC/Reclamation Project (Saban tried to hire him last year, but the SEC wouldn't allow it). With Freeze out of the picture, Alabama WR coach Josh Gattis would seem to be the top candidate, who some were saying Locksley could have tried to bring with him to MD (Gattis is also a candidate for the head job at Appalachian St., so he was probably never that close to coming to UM).
It also seems that Elijah Brooks' name is popping up again as being ready to jump from DeMatha to the college level. Having him on staff working with RBs could bode very well for MD in ensuring McFarland sticks around (not that I've heard anywhere that he's considering a transfer) and just as importantly landing Marshawn Lloyd in 2020.