In a story that has been being pieced together all afternoon, it looks like Texas A&M Aggies coach Mark Turgeon may take the reins at Maryland. The job has been vacated since Gary Williams abruptly retired, and Maryland's first choice, Arizona's Sean Miller, spurned them.
Aggies beat writer Brent Zwerneman has been all over this story. Apparently Turgeon took a brief family vacation to Pennsylvania, and was expected back at the A&M campus today. Only that didn't happen. ESPN is now reporting that Maryland has definitely made an offer to Turgeon. Zwerneman feels that this day has a very Billy Gillespie feel to it, and given the ruthless nature of college basketball coaching, it would be no surprise to see Turgeon bolt for the ACC.
Should he officially announce that he's gone, Zwerneman feels that Marquette's Buzz Williams, a former Aggie assistant, may be on A&M's short list for new coaching candidates. More as this story develops, but every indication seems to be that Turgeon will bolt for the Terrapins.