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As report on Maryland football player's death looms, coach's assistants work in limbo

As report on Maryland football player's death looms, coach's assistants work in limbo

As Maryland football coach DJ Durkin entered his sixth week on administrative leave, his assistants returned to work as usual on Monday, running players through drills and breaking down film in preparation for Saturday's Big Ten opener against Minnesota.

Less than 24 hours before that game kicks off, the results of the external investigation into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair will be released on Friday afternoon. The report is expected to explain the roles of the parties present during the fateful May 29 workout, assigning blame, determining culpability and clearing names.

The school's administration has already pinned blame on the program's trainers — not...

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