To me, that was one of the characteristics that jumped out to me when I looked at this job. Obviously being a fan of Maryland while I was at Alabama, there were opportunities for me to see this team play. I told the team that I had an opportunity to watch the Texas game because we played later that evening. Knowing what they had just gone through and seeing the energy, the passion, the toughness they played with in that game, I found myself rooting for this team. I [also] got to see the last four or five minutes of the Ohio State game [that Maryland lost in overtime]. It doesn’t surprise me because when you think of kids from this area, and that’s one of the things that really attracts me to recruiting this area. These kids are very tough-minded kids that come out of this area, and we have players from all over the country, but I think the core of what the team’s character is stems from being a very tough-minded program. To me, Maryland has always been that way.