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.
African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince will be joining a small delegation of youth travelling to Ghana, Africa for the African Youth and Governance Convergence event, Aug. 11 to 18. It is hosted by the Youth Bridge Foundation and brings together youth of African descent from more than 35 countries to provide leadership training, mentorship opportunities and to discuss issues affecting Africa’s development. The delegates will work to find solutions to overcome difficulties and challenges facing the continent. “This is truly an experience of a lifetime,” said Mr. Ince. “I am excited to speak at the event and to serve as a youth mentor on critical aspects of leadership, governance and development.” This year, Ghana is commemorating the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in North America. To learn more about the Youth Bridge Foundation visit http://www.youthbridgefoundation.org/ . For more information on the event visit http://aygconvergence.org .