Maryland Football came crashing down to Earth in Happy (Not Happy) Valley last weekend. The defense was overmatched and Penn State demonstrated a different level of athletic class than the Terps currently possess.
Looking back, it's hard to believe that prognosticators thought the Terps could win. If Penn State had played Maryland's schedule heading into the game, they'd have been 4-0 too.
All is not lost. We know now that DJ Durkin can't work miracles. This team has a ceiling and it's likely a something on the order of a middling Big Ten team.
Minnesota is also a middling Big Ten team and they come to College Park for their inaugural visit. Granted, they played Penn State a lot closer a few weeks ago, so tomorrow could be ugly but I suspect the Terps will play much better.
A win and they still have a chance at a successful season. That means a decent bowl and a shot at 8 wins.
Tomorrow's game against the Nittany Lions is arguably the biggest game Maryland has played in close to a decade. The Terps have a chance to get to 5-0 for the first time since 2001- and we all know what happened that year. The Terps are actually favored in Happy Valley which incredible when you consider the quality of opponents the Terps her f [...] Read More »
I know I'm a couple days late here but I was traveling for work. Fernando is a huge get for the Terps. Tons has already been written on this but for me, the headlines are that the kid is an elite athlete who has post moves and a soft touch. Diamond Stone wasn't exactly jumping out of the gym last year and that's what Bruno does. He may not be a [...] Read More »
The Terps kick off the B1G season tomorrow against lowly Purdue. The Terps will be favored and they have an excellent shot at moving to 4-0. That would an exceptional start to the DJ Durkin era. Before we break out the party hats, it's important to note that Maryland was expected to win their first three given the quality of the opponent and Purdue [...] Read More »
Perry Hills is the most accurate passer in the FBS. That means one of two things: 1. Gus Frerotte is the QB whisperer and Perry Hills is on his way to the NFL. 2. Maryland's competition thus far has been absolutely abysmal. Ok. It doesn't have to mean one of those two things, it can mean both right? While it's doubtful, that Hills will b [...] Read More »
Maryland predictably breezed through Howard last week and now it's on to an odd Friday evening kickoff with FIU. The bullets still aren't flying for real as this is largely just another tune-up. If last week is any indication, the Terps will be a run heavy offense that tries to use establish the run to open up the passing lanes. This ma [...] Read More »
The DJ Durkin era officially begins today and there is reason for excitement. The product on the field will likely be a work in progress but Durkin has had one of the best off seasons in recent memory. DJ has landed a slew of big recruits and has really turned the "DMV" movement into something. What all of that means for this year, remains to b [...] Read More »
Terp fans got the good news they'd been hoping for when Melo Trimble announced he was returning to College Park next season. As a Terp fan, it's hard not to be elated by this news although as a Melo fan, I do feel bad for him. His slump during the back half of the year really hurt his draft stock. I hope he's able to rediscover the magic that we ha [...] Read More »
That was disappointing. Reaching the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003 is something to be proud of but the Terps were capable of a lot more. The loss to Kansas was a microcosm of the larger problems that nagged the Terps all season. The offense was stone cold for a significant stretch in the second half and got outrebounded. The Jayhawks finis [...] Read More »
The Terps take on the #1 overall seed this evening in their first sweet 16 game in 13 years. The Terps are 6 point underdogs and some experts are picking the Terps. Seth Davis for one, has predicted the upset. Personally, I'm confident that Maryland has the talent to play with Jayhawks. I expect the game to be close throughout. It will come d [...] Read More »