The Wheels Fall Off In Miami

What just happened?  I thought I turned on a college basketball game and instead I watched a girl's middle school basketball team take on the Miami Hurricanes.  I deleted all traces of the game from my DVR for fear that it would permeate into my HD TV and somehow destroy it.

Whatever momentum, sense of self, and offensive flow that the Terps developed over the long non-conference stretch is now completely gone.  Maryland looks completely lost.  Every single one of them.  They are turning the ball over and bricking shots. 
 
I know Mark Turgeon is a good coach but it is beyond me how the Terps can look this bad.  I can't imagine a Gary Williams team ever playing a game like this but I'm not about to hang this one completely on the coach. 

The players play the games and they are the ones that looked great against Virginia Tech and Florida State for a half.  We need to remember that this squad is filled with mostly kids under the age of 20.  Wild swings between excellence and putridity are inevitable. 

Thomas Paine, a founding father once said about the darkest days of the American Revolution, "These are the times that try men's souls." Many people are familiar with that quote but not everyone knows the rest of the quote:

"The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."


In summation, the team and fans can't give up.  Turgeon has assembled a team of talented young men.  Turgeon is a good coach. The team will see their way out of it.  If not, the season will be over by the Super Bowl.

Author: Jeremy | 1/13/2013 8:09:11 PM | Tags: basketball, game recap, miami |

Terps Get Big Win Vs Miami 75-70

That was a big win for Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins.  The PATHETIC home crowd notwithstanding, the Terps came through in the clutch.  It was heartening to see.  Good teams improve as the season goes on and that is what happened this evening.  Instead of the last 5 minutes being the Terrell Stoglin show, the Terps shared the ball and [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/21/2012 8:09:42 PM | Tags: miami, basketball, recap |

Miami Q&A and Game Thread

The last time the Terps played Miami, the good folks at Category6 were kind enough to participate in a Q&A about the game.  Well, we've reprised the format for the rematch.  We'll start with my questions and Cat6's responses end with the reverse.  Category6 has cross-posted this on their site as well. Here goes:  TS: The last game these two te [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/21/2012 8:56:56 AM | Tags: miami, thread, qa, basketball |

Refs Steal Game Away From Terps

 OK.  The headline belies reality somewhat.  Terps squandered chances in the second OT but I don't care.  You've got two teams who played their heart out and the referees were not up to the challenge of the moment. The second OT opened with a clear and blatant offensive goaltending call yet the whistle did not blow.  That call alone changed the [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/1/2012 8:41:27 PM | Tags: miami, recap, officials |

Miami Q&A and Game Thread

 I'm reprising the oft-used blogger Q&A exchange for the Terps upcoming tilt in Miami tomorrow.  The good folks at the excellently-named Category6 have asked me a few questions about our Terps and I've returned the favor by asking them a few of my own about the Hurricanes.  We'll start with my questions to them and end with my answers to their quer [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/31/2012 8:36:43 AM | Tags: miami, qa, thread |

Terps Fight Through Mistakes To Beat Canes 32-24

They gutted out a huge opening season victory in the face of a driving rainstorm in front of a sellout crowd on national television.  Take that sentence in.  Savor it. Sure, the Terps performance against Miami left much to be desired; but a win is a win.  Much will be made of the following: 1.  Miami was missing 8 of its best players due to su [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/5/2011 8:15:36 PM | Tags: football, miami |

Terps Hit New Low

Every time Maryland loses at Miami, it feels like the program is at rock bottom.  Somehow, tonight's loss feels even worse.  Consider: There were 500 fans at the game.  If it is any solace; the ACC has sunk farther as a conference than the Terps have as a program. Gary got out coached again.  The zone got Maryland back in the game as it tempora [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/2/2011 7:16:02 PM | Tags: frustration, miami |

Miami Thread

The Terps fortunes in South Florida have never been good.  I don't know if it is the nice weather, the allure of South Beach, or the general decline of the Terps program the last seven years. Either way, going down to Miami is not a great place for the Terps to be while they are licking their wounds from the most recent ass-kicking at the hands [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/2/2011 9:36:52 AM | Tags: miami, game thread, bubble |

Miami Game Thread

Crazy day at work...I'm leaving the office now and won't get to watch the game live.  I'll be on tape delay.  The Terps can't afford a slip up.  We need to keep the momentum going and so we can head into the road trip with momentum.Enjoy the game. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/26/2010 4:42:33 PM | Tags: miami, game threads |

12 Minutes That Ruined The Season

I don't know how they did it, but they found a way to demoralize the fanbase just a little bit more than we all thought possible.That was a stomach punch game if ever there was one.What can Gary and crew possibly do for an encore? Trot out a fan at halftime and publicly disembowel him a la Braveheart? At this point, I think watching that would ma [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/14/2009 11:05:13 PM | Tags: despair, miami |
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