Double Thread: Maryland vs XXXX (BB) and Maryland vs. Indiana (FB)

In basketball, the Terps opened their season this week in less than resounding fashion eking out a 6-point win against minnow Delaware. The Terps had a 20 point lead at halftime but things went off the rails when Bruno got into foul trouble. Clearly, that's going to be a concern all year. Bruno is a player with no replacement and the Terps quickly became beatable on the interior without him. Sure the horrid shooting hurt as well (another concern we'll have all year), but the lack of frontcourt depth is simply an Achilles heel that Turgeon must figure out ways around.

Another disturbing theme is that we saw another Turgeon team wilt down the stretch. Why does that keep happening every year? Turge can't put teams away and it will come back to hurt at some point I'm afraid.

On the positive side, Stix Smith had an outstanding debut finishing with 19 and 13 and hopefully he can become a reliable scorer to pair with Cowan and Bruno. Tonight, the Terps take on Navy in Annapolis. It's a road game which is actually good because it helps with RPI (barely). It should be a blowout but with this many freshman and erratic shooting, all outcomes are on the table.

The football has their last best hope to get bowl eligible and Indiana comes looking like an equally mediocre squad to our Terps. Maryland is a terrible offensive football if they can't run the ball so the game will be decided on the ground. If the Terps can run, they win, If they can't they won't.

Author: Jeremy | 11/9/2018 12:22:43 PM |

Basketball Opener: Maryland vs Delaware

It’s basketball season! It’s finally year and boy do we need a distraction from football. Turgeon has another young but talented team. The veterans are where you want them to be: PG and C. The goal as always is to make a run in the Tournament but Turgeon needs to prove he get into the Dance with regularity first.  He hasn’t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/6/2018 6:10:07 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Michigan State

This week has been awful. Our university has become a topic of national discussion in the worst possible way and its leaders have besmirched the great reputation of our beloved school. DJ Durkin’s dismissal has opened up the debate over a new coach and its hard to imagine that the Terps will bring in a big name. The athletic department is in d [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/2/2018 9:07:35 PM |

DJ Durkin To Return As Head Coach

DJ is returning to the program. I’m speechless and frankly don’t understand the decision. The Report’s findings indicated that there was “ongoing dysfunction” in the athletic department and the training staff’s mistakes contributed to Jordan McNair’s death. I can’t fathom how those findings square with Damon Evans and DJ Durkin keeping their jobs. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/30/2018 6:22:08 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Illinois

The Terps are still playing games. This despite the fact that they have no passing game whatsoever. A win tomorrow and Maryland will be one game away from bowl eligibility. That’s hard to fathom given how one-dimensional they but it is a fact nonetheless. Illinois is truly dreadful and can’t really beat anyone outside of Rutgers in the Big Ten. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/26/2018 9:16:40 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Iowa

He we are. This is a game that can define Maryland’s season. Iowa is a good football and Maryland is flying a long way to play them but the Hawkeyes are not an elite team. Over the last few years, that hasn’t mattered much. As we now know, any good team that it is not coached by Tom Herman generally just rolls through the Terps. Maybe today wi [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/19/2018 11:27:27 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Rutgers

the eyes of the college football world will be on College Park this afternoon for this epic tilt.  If only. maryland limps into homecoming with the sixth worst passing attack in FBS. Today is a chance to right the ship and position ourselves for a run at terrible bowl game. Can you feel the excitement? [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/13/2018 11:32:45 AM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Michigan

Well it’s that time of year. Maryland has racked up some early season wins and one of the Big Ten elite teams shows up on the schedule. It’s hard to imagine Maryland going to Ann Arbor and beating Michigan. Granted, that’s happened before (I was there), but this Michigan team is much better than that one. In reality, it would be great to see M [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/5/2018 10:15:06 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Minnesota

How was that for crashing down to earth moment? Getting blown out at home to Temple hammered home the point that this team is far away from being ready to compete in the Big Ten. Temple is not a good team. The loss is pathetic and inexcusable. Now Minnesota comes to town and maybe Maryland beats them. But does it really matter? Does anyone bel [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/21/2018 9:16:55 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Temple

Maryland looks to keep its perfect season intact today when Temple comes to town. This is the last tune up before the conference season begins. This game should not be close and so far, the Terps have shown that they can blow teams out. As long as the Terps keep the penalties to a minimum and avoid injuries (obviously), they’ll be fine. T [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/14/2018 8:56:15 PM |
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