University of Maryland president Wallace Loh announced on Tuesday, August 14, that assistant athletics director for sports performance Rick Court is fired.
This firing comes from the investigation regarding the death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who died during a workout Court was running in May.
President Loh and Athletic Director Damon Evans determined this after meeting with the McNair family Tuesday morning in Baltimore.
Court is the only current member of the Maryland staff that has been officially fired. Head coach DJ Durkin is still on administrative leave.
Chick Hernandez, a longtime sports broadcaster in Washington DC and a Maryland alumnus, tweeted on Sunday that he has heard that president Loh, head coach DJ Durkin, and athletic director Damon Evans will all be fired.
MARYLAND UPDATE: According to Univ. sources, the board of Regents came away from Friday’s meeting believing school president Dr. Wallace Loh, AD Damon Evans, head coach DJ Durkin should all be relieved of their positions. The announcement to come in next two weeks. Con’ t #terps
— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) August 19, 2018
Maryland Football plans to honor Jordan McNair this season. For the 2018 season, the Terrapins will have a helmet sticker of number 79 to represent McNair’s number as a player.
Before the Texas game on September 1 and the Temple game September 15, there will be a moment of silence for McNair.
The football program announced that the offensive line room will be named after Jordan McNair and no one will wear the number 79 until 2020, McNair’s expected graduation year.
For the time being, Maryland is preparing for their season opener against Texas at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Interim head coach Matt Canada still has not determined who will be the starting quarterback against the Longhorns.
Texas head coach Tom Herman announced today that Sam Ehlinger will be the starter for Texas but Maryland will most likely wait until the week of or the day of to announce who will be under center on the first of September.