"If you have a top player at quarterback, Maryland can challenge anyone in the Big Ten," said former Terps and NFL star Shawne Merriman, who serves as an analyst on the Big Ten Network. "Physically, they'll match up against anybody. They need to fix some problems on the offensive line. The defensive line, they need to beef it up there a little bit. But [aside] from a few key opponents, Maryland can already match up with anyone in the Big Ten."