Randy Edsall lifts Vanderbilt restriction for Danny O'Brien, Max Garcia, Mario Rowson - Terrapins Insider - The Washington Post
Read the full story here.Edsall continues to question whether Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin, the former Maryland offensive coordinator/head coach-in-waiting, had improper contact with O’Brien before O’Brien made his decision to transfer, according to individuals close to Edsall.
As a result, Maryland has filed a formal complaint with the ACC, an individual familiar with the complaint said. The ACC has turned the complaint over to the SEC, which is expected to review the matter....Franklin and O’Brien had a close relationship, and Franklin’s presence at Maryland was one of the main reasons why O’Brien chose to attend Maryland. As a high school senior in Kernersville, N.C., O’Brien would drive up to College Park in the wee hours of the morning just so he could sit in on Franklin’s weekend quarterback meetings during spring practice.
And in December 2010, O’Brien helped Franklin clean out his office after Franklin accepted the Vanderbilt head coaching job in part because he was not assured to ever be the head coach at Maryland. At the time, O’Brien took the departure of Franklin extremely hard.