The DJ Durkin era officially begins today and there is reason for excitement. The product on the field will likely be a work in progress but Durkin has had one of the best off seasons in recent memory. DJ has landed a slew of big recruits and has really turned the "DMV" movement into something.
What all of that means for this year, remains to be seen. Perry Hills is still the QB and although this offense suits him well, he's not exactly an elite talent. The WRs and RBs are deep and the defense should be much improved.
Can the Terps make a bowl game? Absolutely. Can they win 8 or 9 games? Doubtful.
One thing I know for sure is that the Terps will be much better than last year's version simply because we've traded Edsall for Durkin.
As for today's game, none of this matters. The Terps are 46 point favorites. This will be a blowout. It will tell us nothing about this team. Hopefully, we'll see some things that get us excited for what will see down the road.