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Alabama commit Terrell Hall says ex-Terps coaches 'didn't sell the program the correct way'

Alabama commit Terrell Hall says ex-Terps coaches 'didn't sell the program the correct way'

Among a group of four finalists that included the defending national champion (Alabama), the 2014 national champion (Florida State) and a school that recruits as well as either (Mississippi), the Maryland football team came in second for St. John's College (D.C.) star Terrell Hall's letter of intent Wednesday. Never had a runner-up finish seemed at once so insignificant and important.

While Will Ferrell's Ricky Bobby could perhaps best sum up the fruits of coming close in the recruiting wars — if you're not first, you're last — consider where the Terps once stood with the blue-chip defensive end. It wasn't until Maryland landed Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, Hall's point man at...

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