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Mark Turgeon Wore A Chiefs Shirt To His Maryland Interview

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If you haven't been following the world of college basketball then you may not have noticed that KU grad Mark Turgeon recently accepted the Maryland basketball job. That's normally not a notable event on, of all places, a Kansas City Chiefs blog, but when Turgeon shows up to his interview wearing Chiefs gear -- yes, Chiefs gear -- it becomes a blog post around here.

Apparently Turgeon, previously the Texas A&M head coach, was on his way back from a camping trip with his family when Maryland AD Kevin Anderson called him to request he interview for the Terrapins job.

"I didn't know I was going to be interviewing for Maryland, so I hadn't shaved," Turgeon recalled Tuesday during his introductory news conference. "I said Kevin, 'All I have are sweats, shorts and Texas A&M shirts. Are you OK with that?' He said, 'Yeah, I'm fine. I'll come in jeans and a sweater.'"

Sporting three-day-old stubble, sweat pants and a Kansas City Chiefs t-shirt over the top of his usual Texas A&M garb, Turgeon wowed Anderson with his charisma and vision for the Maryland program during an interview at a Pittsburgh hotel. By the time the meeting was over, Turgeon said, "I knew it was my job to take or leave."

The only question now is: Did Todd Haley send him that Chiefs shirt?