Seth Allen To Transfer. What's Next?

"The night is dark and full of terrors".  So goes the admonition in HBO's Game of Thrones.  It also seems to be an appropriate theme for Mark Turgeon's offseason.  First he jettisons "dead weight" players who had underwhelmed: Faust, Cleare, Peters.  On paper, it looks like some housekeeping.  Apparently, Turgeon neglected to check with his remaining roster as to how they felt about the changes.  The answer is "not good" apparently. Seth Allen is leaving and Charles Mitchell seems to be on his way out the door too. 

If you were the CEO of a company and one of your VPs had to fire 30% of the people he hired and then another 30% quit shortly thereafter, who would you blame?  Obviously, the answer is the VP.  The departures mean that not only is he bad at hiring; he's also a bad manager.  Even his good employees don't want to work for him.  That is a death knell for a manager and a major red flag. Usually, the solution is to fire the VP only you've inked this guy to an 8-year contract and you are only in year 3.  Holy dumpster fire!

Oh and there is more...

One of your hot new recruits might decide to forgo college and head straight to the pros (Cekovsky).  

"Turd-geon" (copyright: JGold) has one year to turn this thing around.  That task just got a whole lot harder.

Author: Jeremy | 5/2/2014 1:14:11 PM |

The Seth Allen Transfer Rumor Thread

My spider-sense is tingling.  I have a horrible feeling that this is going to turn out to be true.  Nothing is confirmed.  Turgeon is denying it (not surprising) and some players have come forward anonymously and said that Seth Allen has requested his release. this would be a brutal blow for the fans and the coaching staff. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/30/2014 12:19:34 PM |

Moving Day: Faust, Cleare, Peters Transfer

Wow.  Three Terps have announced their intention to transfer from the University today.  Rising senior, Nick Faust, rising junior, Shaquille Cleare, and rising sophomore, Roddy Peters are leaving the program.  I can't recall a day where three players left the program. All three players have been tremendous disappointments. Faust o [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/8/2014 7:52:23 PM |

Terps Land #7 Center, Michal Cekovsky, In Class of 2014 Out Of Nowhere

I've only seen it confirmed on Twitter, but it appears that the Terps have landed Slovenian big man, Michal Cekovsky to the already robust class of 2014.  Cekovsky is listed as the number #39 prospect in the class.  He was rumored to be decided between Louisville and Arizona so this announcement is a major surprise. If you look on You [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/7/2014 10:32:04 AM |

Women's Final Four: Terps vs Notre Dame

Today's thread is about the Lady Terps quest to slay the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Gary Williams's selection to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame.  This is the big one. He'll be enshrined with all of the greats.  Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, John Wooden, Dean Smi [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/5/2014 10:05:45 PM |

Four Questions For Mark Turgeon

It's hard to overstate how bitterly disappointing this past basketball season was for Maryland alumni and fans.  The team did not make any of the expected gains and wound up far away from any of the goals they set at the beginning of the season. Mark Turgeon is the leader and face of the program.  As such, the successes and failures fa [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/26/2014 3:08:42 PM |

Gary Williams Elected To National Collegiate Hall Of Fame

The headline says it all and it's long overdue.  Congratulations Gary! Now the Collegiate  Hall of Fame is different from the more revered and better known Naismath Basketball Hall of Fame.  Gary is also eligible for induction into that as well. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/25/2014 9:13:06 AM |

Terps Basketball 2014 Outlook

I can't recall any time since 1990 with the exception of 1996 (the year after Joe Smith left) where I wasn't excited about the Maryland's prospects for the upcoming basketball season.  There was always a reason for optimism.  Either new recruits coming in or the anticipation of existing players getting better; the future always looked bri [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/17/2014 2:01:00 PM |

ACC Tournament 2nd Round; Maryland vs Florida State

The Season has come down to the next four days.  Hopefully, Maryland will have games to play this weekend so the diehards get one last hurrah before we head off to the Not In Tournament.  For that to happen, Maryland needs to beat Florida State today. Both teams are desperate.  Florida State still fancies at-large hopes.  If [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2014 8:30:05 AM |

Maryland Gets Off The Schnide, Beats #5 UVA

It finally happened.  The Terps closed out a close game.  Sure, they nearly blew it in the final sequence of regulation, but they were able to regain their composure and win the game.  That hasn't happened all season. Credit the whole team for playing their roles.  Shaq Cleare had a crucial rebound tip.  Allen and Wells [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/9/2014 2:48:06 PM |
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