Terps Football Outlook

It took all of August, but Perry (don't call me Hall) Hills won the job. It's a bit of surprise considering the fact that he sat behind Caleb Rowe all of last season AND the Terps brought Daxx Garman to campus and he started at Oklahoma State last season.  Personally, I was hoping for a starter who was named after a minor Star Wars character but it was not to be.  In all seriousness, it's hard to imagine that Hills has a stranglehold on the job.  With two guys of almost equal ability behind him, I think Edsall will likely have a short leash if Hills struggles.

The good news is that Hills was 4-2 as a starter 2 years ago so he can win games.  He's a state champion wrestler so the kid is obviously tough.  He also slimmed down this past offseason and reportedly dove into the playbook. Edsall has picked his man.

The Terps are perpetually a work in progress it seems.  Wes Brown and Brandon Ross will share the tailback duties and have showed flashes as well as underwhelming at times.  For both, ball security will be a priority. 

The wideouts are young and talented even with the departures from last season.  CJ Brown was so bad at getting wideouts the ball last year, it's hard to really know what we have there.

The defense will be anchored by DB stand out Will Likely.  The defense will be undersized in the Big Ten but they should be better than last year. 

As for the schedule, the first three games are cupcakes.  After those tune ups, we play West Virginia.  As always, we'll know what kind of team we have after that game.  4-0 and it is time to get a little excited.  The Big Ten slate will be tough. Home games against Michigan and Wisconsin should draw crowds but they will not be easy. Michigan will want revenge and Wisconsin will just run all over us.  Road games at Ohio State and Michigan State will be blowouts.  That leaves the Penn State game in Baltimore, home against Indiana, and away games at Iowa and Rutgers.

So here's what I see:

Wins- Richmond, Bowling Green, USF, Rutgers, Indiana
Losses- Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin
Toss Ups / Slight Chance To Win - Michigan, West Virginia, Penn State, Iowa

Between the toss ups, I see Penn State, Michigan, or West Virginia as the best chances for wins

So the outlook is 5 to 9 wins with a likelihood of 6 to 7 wins.  Sounds like a typical Maryland football season.

Author: Jeremy | 8/30/2015 1:23:36 PM |

Terps Extend Randy Edsall

This will no doubt be controversial, but the Terps have decided to extend Randy Edsall's contract.  Here's part of the press release: COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland announced today that head football coach Randy Edsall has signed a three-year contract extension.  Terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.   Edsall led [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/30/2015 12:36:15 PM |

Dwayne Haskins Commitment Thread

Securing the commitment of Haskins is crucial to Edsall's DMV strategy.  He's a 4-star QB who is announcing his intentions at 3pm ET today.  Rutgers and Penn State are in the mix as well.  [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/15/2015 10:16:09 AM |

Rasheed Sulaimon Joins Maryland

Hot off the presses.  Sulaimon is a Terp. My mind is reeling that Duke Blue Devil is now a Terp.  I'm not sure how to feel. On one hand, the Terps have a completely loaded roster and could be ranked as high as preseason #1.  On the other hand, he was kicked off Duke's team for a reason and I'm not sure we need to a potential problem to a tea [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/11/2015 10:15:09 AM |

5-Star Diamond Stone Commits To Maryland

It's the news that Terp fans have been waiting for. Diamond Stone, the 6'10" 250lb 5-star center tweeted to the world this evening that he was taking his talents to College Park MD next year.  Unbelievable! I need verification, but this may be the first time in program history that Maryland has netted McDonald's All-Americans in back-to-back sea [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/27/2015 7:57:45 PM |

#4 Maryland vs #5 West Virginia

The Maryland Terrapins haven't been to the Sweet 16 since 2003. Exalted names like Drew Nicholas and Steve Blake were involved.  Today, the Terps can end the drought and reestablish the program on the national stage. In the way, stands West Virginia. The Mountaineers have slogged through the Big 12 conference which has been tabbed the best confe [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/22/2015 8:06:07 AM |

Terps Advance To Round Of 32

Man, that Valpo game was incredibly frustrating to watch.  I'm not going to lie.  I avoided public places because I knew this game would be close and I didn't want to have a conniption fit in public.  As it was, I destroyed a water bottle and may or may not have beaten a pillow on my couch to a bloody pulp. Yes. I'm a grown man. It's shameful. M [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/21/2015 8:37:59 AM |

#4 Maryland vs #13 Valparaiso

Happy NCAA Tournament, everyone! It's good to be back after a 4 year hiatus.  By now, we've all had the opportunity to get over the fact that the Selection Committee completely screwed Maryland with our seeding and draw.  It's water under the bridge. I've come to peace with it.  I actually think a potential matchup against Kentucky presents a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/19/2015 9:22:20 AM |

NCAA Screw Job

I don't even know where to start.  The Terps got served one of the most unfair seeding in recent history.  A team with a 2-0 record against the Big 12, including a win against the conference champion, got seeded behind three Big 12 teams.  If only that were the only insult.  The Terps got shipped in Kentucky's side of the draw too. A top 10 tea [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/15/2015 7:39:54 PM |

Big Ten Semifinals

It was a great night at the United Center.  The Terps didn't trail after the score was 13-10 Indiana early in the first half. In what has become this team's signature, the Terps kept Indiana at arms length but were never able to pull away until the final minute.  Ken Pomeroy and the other basketball quants call this Terps team the luckiest in A [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2015 10:05:20 PM |
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