Football is bad, Wiley might be done for year, bleak outlook in CP

Just kidding. Yeah, the football team is bad, and yeah Dion Wiley is done for the season. But that's about as bad as things get in College Park right now. Basketball season officially kicks off Friday night for our Terps, and the football team has put together performances that range from semi-competitive to actually competitive. 

I said in my last post; the football team just needed to make things exciting. Give fans a reason to come to the stadium. Will Likely did that by promising a win against Wisconsin. No, the team didn't deliver. But it was still fun to watch. The Terps did what they have consistently done all season in the second half – they folded. They came out in the 3rd quarter, failed to move the ball, and went down two scores mid-way through the fourth quarter. Heck, we should just be happy they were tied at half. That qualifies as competing. But the Terps did more than that Saturday. The players actually fought back. They went down two scores, the defense continued to play hard and make plays, and they got themselves back in the game. That defense has been underrated all year (ok, kind of), and haven't gotten the benefit of the doubt even though they seemingly spend three out of the four quarters of the game on the field. Yes, it was another loss. But there are convincing signs of life. This team does have some talent, and a star quarterback next year could take them from a two-win team to bowl eligible, as long as he stays on board until then. 

For what it's worth, the players and entire coaching staff seemed to think the offsides call was bogus. I was on the sideline so I didn't get to see a replay, but I didn't see anything live. Tough break for the guys. 

Turgeon Losing Wiley may be a blow, but this basketball team is deep. With Brantley, Nickens and maybe now Bender looking at increased minutes, I think the Terps will be just fine. They turned the ball over 23 times against the South New Hampshire University Penmen and still had the look of an uber talented team that will be able to run teams off the court. It's going to be a fun, fun season. 


Author: Josh | 11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM |

Dion Wiley Tears Meniscus - Could Miss Season

The headline says it all. Wiley needs surgery although it is known how much time he will miss, it could cost him the season. Obviously, this is devastating news for Wiley and concerning for Maryland. Wiley figured to garner something like 20 minutes per game this year and that will need to be replaced for the foreseeable future.  I'd expect Nickens [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/8/2015 7:56:26 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Wisconsin

Maryland has looked moderately better the last two weeks but they are still in search of a morale boosting win. This is not the Wisconsin team of old but they are still more talented at just about every position than the Terps. It is homecoming and the Terps are desperate. These players want to show the rest of college football that the problems wi [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/7/2015 7:18:00 AM |

Gameday: Maryland vs #10 Iowa

The Terps have a chance to knock off a top 10 team today as they visit Iowa. While Iowa is likely one of the worst top 10 teams in recent memory, there is little doubt that they will beat Maryland. That is not to say the Terps didn't look much better last week in the 31-30 loss to Penn State. They did. So much so in fact, that it leads one to th [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/31/2015 7:22:40 AM |

Terps fall to Penn State 31-30

Well, that could have been worse. My biggest problem with Randy Edsall was the way his team lost games. They didn't compete, and they were not entertaining to watch. It's one thing for a fan base to know their team is bad, it's another to know their team is bad and also know they are subjecting themselves to watching an exercise in futility when th [...] Read More »

Author: Josh | 10/24/2015 5:39:57 PM |

Maryland vs Penn State

The destined-to-be-short Mike Locksley Era begins today as Maryland takes on the hated Penn State Nittany Lions. Frankly, the way the season has gone, a win today would redeem everything. It's not likely to happen but the Terps did show some life against Ohio State two weeks ago. I'd also like to introduce Josh Rodgers, a broadcast journalism [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/24/2015 9:25:38 AM |

Maryland Basketball Preview

It's October 19th and Midnight Madness is already in the rearview mirror. The football team is headed for a dreadful finish and the men's basketball team has opened the season at #3 in the initial USA Today Coaches Poll.  It's definitely time to shift our focus. So how good is this Terps team?  Let me paint you a picture.  A few years ago if I h [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/19/2015 12:08:23 PM |

Maryland vs Ohio State: The Bloodletting

it's fitting that Randy Edsall's last game at Maryland will be a completed and total embarrassment. It's emblematic of his tenure. It is also the culmination of an odd week where Edsall steadfastly denied he was on the hot seat, followed by the announcement that he will be fired after today's game, and then ended with him quoting Wiz Khalifa on [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/10/2015 8:18:50 AM |

Edsall, The Bell Tolls For Thee

It's being widely reported in the media that Randy Edsall will be fired during the bye week after the Terps inevitably get stomped by #1 Ohio State in Columbus this Saturday.  It's a predictable end to what has been a disastrous tenure for Edsall at Maryland. Randy inherited a predictably successful program that levitated between 6-10 win seaso [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/8/2015 1:15:42 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Michigan

Today will go one of two ways: 1. Maryland will get blown out as everyone expects. 2. Maryland rallies around the "no one believes in us" mantra and somehow pulls off a win. For number 2 to happen, the Terps will need to overcome a home stadium that is half- filled with Michigan fans. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/3/2015 8:57:12 AM |
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