Disaster In Winston-Salem, Season In Jeopardy

The only thing that could have made yesterday's debacle worse would have been all of the QB's on the roster tearing their ACLs in a freak accident on the way back to College Park.

Diggs and Long are now gone for the season.  Brandon Ross is injured.  CJ Brown isn't right.  The team showed no fight against a pedestrian Wake squad.  Not only were the Terps listless, they didn't ask any questions of Wake.  Wake was barely troubled all game on either side of the ball.

The Randy Edsall era has not been a smooth ride.  It's been decidedly bumpy with the lone bright spot being his ability to recruit athletic skill players.  Unfortunately, none of them can stay healthy. 

Regardless of the Terps horrendous luck with injuries, they clearly lack the bulk in the trenches to compete at a high level.  Maryland seems incapable of generating any push on offense off the line scrimmage and defensively, the pass rush in non-existent.

These are the times that try men's souls.  Some might suggest that teams are often able to rally when their backs are against the wall.  The theory goes, when their is nothing left to lose, teams can play looser and that translates into better execution.

I think you'd be hard pressed to find any reason to believe that Maryland is capable of such a rallying cry.  More likely, I fear is a repeat of last season where we limp into the offseason with 6 straight losses.

Basketball season is around the corner and Maryland fans will inevitably turn their attention to the hardwood.  It's a damn shame too.  This team had potential.  Hopefully they can eek out a bowl so their is inkling of life as we head into life in the B1G.


Author: Jeremy | 10/20/2013 7:37:35 PM | Tags: football, analysis |

Gameday: Maryland vs Wake Forest

Today we learn which Terps team we will have for the final stretch of the season.  Will it be the one that CJ Brown led to an impressive 4-0 start or will it be the team that got embarrassed at FSU and barely escaped with a win against lowly UVA? There is no doubt that the Terps will be greatly improved with the dynamic CJ Brown directing the of [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/19/2013 8:26:18 AM | Tags: gameday, football, thread |

Maryland Escapes With A Win Against Virginia

The Terps won today but it didn't feel that great. Virginia came within a makeable FG attempt of beating Maryland in College Park.  That would have been a disastrous end to the game and rivalry for that matter. What went right?  Mostly, the offense played well.  Rowe made some big throws and the Terps moved the ball on the ground.  They had a TD [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/12/2013 8:37:25 PM | Tags: analysis, football |

Gameday: Maryland vs UVA

The question for today's game is: can the Terps move past last week's drubbing and prevent a decent into mediocrity.  With or without CJ Brown, Maryland should beat UVA at home nine times out of ten. Only the wrong mental approach can stop the Terps. Everything I've read indicates the players and coaching staff were angry after last week's game [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/12/2013 8:41:32 AM | Tags: football, gameday, thread |

FSU Knew When The Terps Were Running Or Passing

For me, one of the more unfortunate aspects of the Saturday's Tallahassee Beatdown was that it forced sports writers to dredge up the equally awful 70-7 drubbing Penn State meted out to the Terps in 1993. I was at that nightmare of a game. If it is any solace, that game was WORSE.  It was at home and if I remember correctly, the majority of the sco [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/7/2013 11:50:32 AM | Tags: football, fsu |

Gameday: #25 Maryland vs. #8 Florida State

The older I get, the harder it is to remember little things like "when was the last time the football team or the basketball team was ranked?".  I'm too lazy to look it up but I know that it has been too long.  In order to keep the current "ranked" status from being a fleeting one, the Terps are going to need a Herculean effort today in Tallaha [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/4/2013 9:25:35 PM | Tags: football, gameday |

Maryland Routs West Virginia

Today is a great day to be a Terp fan.  Not only did Maryland convincingly announce itself on the national stage; they did so against a border rival who has recently dominated the Terps. I honestly can't remember the last time Maryland pitched a shutout. I'm sure it has happened in the last 10 years but I can't remember.  Clearly, the Mountainee [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/21/2013 8:12:10 PM | Tags: analysis, football |

Gameday: Terps vs West Virginia

This game can be summed up in one sentence:  Are the Terps for real? Tomorrow's game in Baltimore is the quest for respect.  Maryland has easily disposed of its first three opponents yet there is been no recognition nationally.  That's probably deserved but it creates the opportunity for the West Virginia game to be the coming out party.  It won [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/20/2013 9:10:56 PM |

Gameday: Maryland vs UConn

Today's matchup would be a salivating one if it were a basketball game.  Unfortunately, it appears that UConn football has fallen on hardtimes. The Huskies opened the season with a lowly loss to Towson University. UConn hasn't played a game since but the Husky faithful are not expecting much this year. For the Terps, the boys have a chance to pr [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/14/2013 8:21:41 AM | Tags: gameday, football, uconn |

Maryland vs Old Dominion

Maryland played one of their best games in years last week as they routed and undermanned FIU squad.  The tune ups continue today as Old Dominion comes to Byrd.  As far as I'm concerned, games like this only offer negative consequences.  No one gives you credit for a win and a loss can ruin the season. ODU is much better than FIU so the test wi [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/7/2013 8:44:42 AM | Tags: game thread, football |
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