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 Tallahassee. FSU hasn't played a quality opponent yet, but they've blown out everyone who have they have lined up against.  Then again, so has Maryland.

If you're like me, you're buoyed by the fact that West Virginia, a team Maryland obliterated, beat #11 Oklahoma State last weekend.  Clearly OSU was overrated but West Virginia can actually play and the fact that Maryland dominated them indicates that the Terps are more than just good.  They are VERY good. 

Still, Maryland is going on the road and that makes the job much tougher.  The Terps have a good defense and FSU has a high octane offense.  An offense that is led by a redshirt freshman, Jameis Winston.  The Terps are going to need to force a ton of turnovers to keep Winston in check.

I think our boys are up to the task.  A win would be a program changer.  A signature win that would signify Maryland's arrival on the national stage. The Terps would instantly vault into the top 15 and it would set up a salivating match up at the end of the month against top 5 Clemson.

It's too early to get excited for that.  The first order of business is play mistake-free football in Tallahassee.  Can they do it?  Yes.  Will they?  I sure hope so.  It would make my day, possibly my October.

Prediction Maryland 38, Florida State 35

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 |

Terps Open Football Season vs FIU

The prognosticators don't know exactly what to make of the Terps final season in the ACC. Surely, Maryland will have better luck and less injuries.  CJ Brown is the undisputed starter.  Far be from me to question the coaching staff about that decision since I haven't been at practice or seen any of our QBs throw a pass all summer.  That said, I do [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 8/31/2013 8:45:54 AM | Tags: football, game thread |

Trayvon Reed Officially Commits To Terps

2014 Top 100 recruit and 7 foot tall center, Trayvon Reed has committed to the University of Maryland today.  Reports are coming in from all over that he has verball committed to the Terps. Reed would be Turgeon's third top 100 recruit in the class of 2014.  Gone are the days when Gary Williams was picking through 3 star guys with no national ra [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 8/22/2013 9:54:56 AM | Tags: recruiting, basketball, trayvon reed |

Is Alex Len Really Going To Be Picked #1?

I feel compelled to address the groundswell of news reports that Alex Len is about to be drafted #1 by the Cleveland Cavaliers this week.  While on one hand, getting picked #1 is great for Alex personally and a great advertisement for the program; I'm troubled.  Here how I see it playing out: 1.  He's not ready to contribute and Cleveland Stinks [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/24/2013 2:04:03 PM | Tags: alex len, nba draft |

Dion Wiley Commits To Terps

Mark Turgeon nabbed another top 50 recruit today (no. 36 to be exact) as 2014 shooting guard, Dion Wiley committed to the Terps.  Add Wiley to fellow 2014 guard, PG Melo Trimble, and the Terps have their back court of the future in place. It's further evidence that Coach Turgeon has created a new level of expectations for the caliber of talent [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/7/2013 1:20:38 PM | Tags: recruiting, basketball, 2014, shooting guard, dion wiley |

Bye Bye Alex Len

In a move the surprises absolutely no one, Alex Len is going declare himself eligible for the NBA Draft.  We've known this was going to happen back in November.  He will leave a large hole to fill, but Chuck Mitchell and Shaq Cleare are up to the challenge. I wish Alex the best although I'd be surprised if he sees the court much over the next tw [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/14/2013 9:41:20 PM | Tags: alex len, nba draft |
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