Maryland's getting into the "coach-in-waiting" business. The Terrapins have scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference to announce offensive coordinator James Franklin will succeed head coach Ralph Friedgen.
There's no time table for the transition.
Franklin, 37, worked as an assistant at Maryland from 2000 to 2004 and returned in 2008 to become the OC. Friedgen, 61, is 64-36 in eight seasons and has three seasons left on his contract.
Florida State, Oregon, Texas, Kentucky and Purdue and others have all gone the "CIW" route recently.