Gameday: Terps vs Bowling Green

Before we get to football, the momentum with the basketball team continues to grow.  Turgeon reeled in his latest prize, in the Top 50 talent of one, Kevin Huerter.  Huerter is a 6'5" sharpshooting two guard with a what's described as a great basketball mind and terrific passing skills.  He'll be paired with the other member of the 2016 class, point guard Anthony Cowan. Cowan is a top 100 recruit in his own right and is coming off a tremendous summer.  If, as is widely assumed, that Melo Trimble enters the draft this season, the Terps seem poised to keep the program headed in the right direction. 

On the horizon for 2016 sit a couple of top 10 talents: 6'10" forward, Wenyen Gabriel and 6'7" forward Josh Jackson.  Maryland isn't the favorite to nab either one of them but the Terps weren't supposed to get Diamond Stone either. Jackson could be the best player in the class of 2016. 12 months ago who could have predicted this?

Onto to the more pedestrian topic of Bowling Green.  Maryland is only a modest 10-point favorite. This, despite the fact that Bowling Green was nearly doubled up in Knoxville last weekend when Tennessee dropped 59 points on them. The modest Maryland spread can perhaps be explained by the fact that Bowling Green did manage to score 30 points themselves in the process and frankly, no one was particularly impressed with what Perry Hills did last week.

Hills couldn't hit a receiver to save his life and it forced OC Locksley to abandon the pass almost completely.  Fortunately for the Terps, the running game excelled and our backs and o-lineman looked great. Life is bound to get harder against Bowling Green and a one-dimensional offense will kill us when the bullets start flying for real. Hills has one more game to figure it our or I'd expect calls for Daxx to start to get even louder.

Tomorrow is one of those games where we will only learn something about this team if they lose.  An easy win is expected, and a loss will basically end the season before it starts.  Expect something in between.  A win that is a little closer than anyone would like it to be.

Author: Jeremy | 9/11/2015 7:01:23 PM |

Gameday: Terps vs Richmond

Maryland kicks off the football season today against the Richmond Spiders. This game won't tell us if the Terps are good but if we lose, we'll know that the Terps stink. Richmond has some skill players but if this is a contest in the 4th quarter no one will be happy. I will be looking to see what kind of juice Perry Hills has. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/4/2015 9:28:08 PM |

Terps Football Outlook

It took all of August, but Perry (don't call me Hall) Hills won the job. It's a bit of surprise considering the fact that he sat behind Caleb Rowe all of last season AND the Terps brought Daxx Garman to campus and he started at Oklahoma State last season.  Personally, I was hoping for a starter who was named after a minor Star Wars character but it [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 8/30/2015 1:23:36 PM |

Terps Extend Randy Edsall

This will no doubt be controversial, but the Terps have decided to extend Randy Edsall's contract.  Here's part of the press release: COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland announced today that head football coach Randy Edsall has signed a three-year contract extension.  Terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.   Edsall led [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/30/2015 12:36:15 PM |

Dwayne Haskins Commitment Thread

Securing the commitment of Haskins is crucial to Edsall's DMV strategy.  He's a 4-star QB who is announcing his intentions at 3pm ET today.  Rutgers and Penn State are in the mix as well.  [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/15/2015 10:16:09 AM |

Rasheed Sulaimon Joins Maryland

Hot off the presses.  Sulaimon is a Terp. My mind is reeling that Duke Blue Devil is now a Terp.  I'm not sure how to feel. On one hand, the Terps have a completely loaded roster and could be ranked as high as preseason #1.  On the other hand, he was kicked off Duke's team for a reason and I'm not sure we need to a potential problem to a tea [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/11/2015 10:15:09 AM |

5-Star Diamond Stone Commits To Maryland

It's the news that Terp fans have been waiting for. Diamond Stone, the 6'10" 250lb 5-star center tweeted to the world this evening that he was taking his talents to College Park MD next year.  Unbelievable! I need verification, but this may be the first time in program history that Maryland has netted McDonald's All-Americans in back-to-back sea [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/27/2015 7:57:45 PM |

#4 Maryland vs #5 West Virginia

The Maryland Terrapins haven't been to the Sweet 16 since 2003. Exalted names like Drew Nicholas and Steve Blake were involved.  Today, the Terps can end the drought and reestablish the program on the national stage. In the way, stands West Virginia. The Mountaineers have slogged through the Big 12 conference which has been tabbed the best confe [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/22/2015 8:06:07 AM |

Terps Advance To Round Of 32

Man, that Valpo game was incredibly frustrating to watch.  I'm not going to lie.  I avoided public places because I knew this game would be close and I didn't want to have a conniption fit in public.  As it was, I destroyed a water bottle and may or may not have beaten a pillow on my couch to a bloody pulp. Yes. I'm a grown man. It's shameful. M [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/21/2015 8:37:59 AM |

#4 Maryland vs #13 Valparaiso

Happy NCAA Tournament, everyone! It's good to be back after a 4 year hiatus.  By now, we've all had the opportunity to get over the fact that the Selection Committee completely screwed Maryland with our seeding and draw.  It's water under the bridge. I've come to peace with it.  I actually think a potential matchup against Kentucky presents a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/19/2015 9:22:20 AM |
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