Maryland vs Illinois

I’m running out of things to say about this team. This run of underachievement has been demoralizing.

I don’t want to pile on and blame Turgeon. Terps Twitter is saying he can’t coach. I disagree. His game plan against Syracuse was great. He solved their zone. The Terps failed defensively.

To me, the larger issue is something a bit more nefarious. Players just dont seem to improve under Turgeon. If anything, many of them regress. Justin Jackson is just the latest one. He’s been a shell of himself since last February. He follows in the footsteps of Melo Trimble. A player who certainly did not regress to the degree of Jackson, but most would say that his freshman year was his best. Throw in guys like Jared Nickens or even a Chuckie Mitchell (both top 100 recruits) and there is a pattern.

Sure this is a young team and there will be lumps along the way but what’s happening with Jackson is not an anomaly.

Author: Jeremy | 12/3/2017 4:33:32 PM |

Maryland vs Purdue

The Terps are going to have to make it happen during the Big Ten season now that they have two regrettable and preventable losses in the non conference slate. The season hinges on Maryland’s ability to limit turnovers and figure out how to execute in crunch time. They don’t have a go to guy so the need to run offense. Melo ain’t walking throug [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 12/1/2017 5:51:13 PM |

Maryland vs Syracuse

I’m not sure I have the stomach to watch this game tonight. “But Jeremy, the Terps crushed New Mexico on Saturday including a dominating 27-6 run to the start the game” you say. To that, I respond that the Terps committed 22 turnovers in that win including 8 by Anthony Cowan. The chronic lack of ball security cannot end well for this team. Yes [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/27/2017 3:12:38 PM |

Maryland vs Penn State (F) and New Mexico (B)

Games like last night make one question the point of following this team. For all the talent and pedigree, the Terps’ performance was absolutely pathetic. One could point to the endless turnovers, or one could point to the complete and total lack of execution down the stretch. Perhaps you’d like to harp on the poor shot selection? Regardl [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/25/2017 2:19:57 PM |

Maryland vs St. Bonaventure

The Terps begin their road to the Destin Florida blah blah blah Tournament this evening against St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies have been in the A-10 for decades and have spent most of that time in the bottom half of the conference. Nevertheless, they are not cupcakes. I’d classify them as an upper-tier mid major. They are capable of beating big confe [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/24/2017 4:06:11 PM |

Maryland vs Jackson St

There are a lot of opinions about Saturday’s squeaker against Bucknell. The optimists will harp on the second half comeback, while the pessimists will focus on the listless first half. Personally, I’m inclined to focus on the former. Yes the Terps started poorly but it was the fourth game in nine days, they were coming off a “big” win against [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/20/2017 3:19:22 PM |

Daily Double: Maryland vs Michigan State and Bucknell

Today we have a rare double header. Maryland’s football and basketball teams have games today. The football is going to get pasted by Michigan State while the basketball team should paste Bucknell. The basketball team is coming off a satisfying win against Butler. Maryland presented as a tough, deep and athletic team that can run teams of [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/17/2017 10:27:19 PM |

Maryland vs Butler

Terps have a big game tonight. It’s the first big contest of the season. Maryland will have the advantage of being home but Butler is more experienced. It should be a great game. Maryland will need to shoot well and continue their early season dominance on the glass [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/15/2017 7:06:50 PM |

Maryland vs. Michigan

Michigan comes to town for what is likely to be a lopsided contest this afternoon. Michigan is having an off year but the Terps have been decimated by injury and the defense can’t stop anyone right now. Hopefully, we’ll put a decent showing at home but even the most jingoistic fan can’t expect the Terps to pull out a win today. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM |

Maryland vs Indiana

I guess the Terps are about as good as they could possibly be with a decimated quarterbacking corps but this is where we are. A feisty Indiana squad is in the docket and if the Northwestern game is an indicator, the Terps will be lucky to win. The defense is not quite good enough to make up for the offense’s deficiencies. That’s a recipe [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM |
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