COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of the Florida State Seminoles and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 17, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Maryland’s football program is in need of a new head coach, as the Terrapins rightfully opted to fire head coach D.J. Durkin on Wednesday, shortly after the school had announced that he was being reinstated.Several names have surfaced in regards to the opening. A new one surfaced today – it’s a big one.Unfortunately for Maryland fans, though, it’s probably not one they’re going to like.Former Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is reportedly interested in the job. Jones, who was fired by Tennessee, is currently working under Nick Saban at Alabama.TerrapinsSportsReport.com reported Jones’ interest today, citing a source close to the head coach.It seems unlikely that the interest would be reciprocated by Maryland, though it remains unclear how the coaching world is viewing the Terrapins’ job with everything that’s transpired this year.Some other names that have been mentioned for the opening are Alabama assistant Mike Locksley, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers and former LSU head coach Les Miles.Stay tuned.
Mr. Kobler will succeed Bernardino León of Spain, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and effective leadership of UNSMIL. The leadership transition will take place in the coming days.Mr. Kobler brings to this position more than 30 years of senior United Nations and foreign service experience, serving since 2013 as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Prior to this, he was Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) (2011-2013) and Deputy Special Representative with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) (2010-2011).He held several positions with the German Government, notably as Director-General for Culture and Communication in the Foreign Affairs Ministry and as Ambassador to Iraq and Egypt. He was also Chef de Cabinet to former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and Deputy Chef de Cabinet. He served as Deputy Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Balkan Task Force and established in 1994 the German representation to the Palestinian Authority in Jericho.