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Texas A&M's Turgeon agrees to take Maryland position

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Texas A&M's Mark Turgeon has agreed to become the next coach at the University of Maryland, a source tells CBSSports.com. An official announcement is expected shortly.

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Maryland is replacing Gary Williams following his sudden retirement last week after 22 years leading the Terrapins, a run that included winning the national championship in 2002.

Turgeon took over at Texas A&M for Billy Gillispie, who was hired by Kentucky. Since taking over the Aggies, he has a record of 97-40, taking the team to the NCAA tournament in each of his four seasons. Before going to College Station, he spent seven seasons at Wichita State.

Where Texas A&M will turn at this unusual time to hire a coach is unclear, but Marquette's Buzz Williams will almost certainly get a call to have his interest gauged because of his Texas roots. An alternative could be Texas A&M associate head coach Scott Spinelli. He's been Turgeon's top recruiter for years -- at both Wichita State and A&M -- and would likely be able to keep the Aggies' team and recruiting class intact.


Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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