Unlike the previous week, when Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill and the offense recovered from a slow start in a 45-14 win at Bowling Green, the Terps and their redshirt freshman struggled offensively throughout a 35-14 loss at home to Temple.
In a matchup between two of the NBA's top teams since New Year's Day, John Wall heard "MVP!" chants while producing 26 points and 14 assists to lead the host Wizards past the Pacers, 112-107, on Friday night.
When Pete Lembo first met DJ Durkin last June at a Michigan camp, he was taken with Jim Harbaugh's young defensive coordinator. Lembo, then the coach at Ball State, wouldn't have batted an eye if he had just spent the whole day with Harbaugh, spoke at the campers and then gone on his way.
When Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson introduced DJ Durkin as the university's 36th football coach Thursday, he kept coming back to one thing during his comments: Durkin's pedigree. By now, it's well-known that Durkin coached under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan and Stanford and under Urban Meyer at Florida and Bowling Green. He was on the same staffs as current Stanford coach David Shaw and Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who was the defensive coordinator for the Super Bowl XLVIII-champion
The dream of bowl eligibility for Maryland died a few weeks ago in a one-score loss to Wisconsin. So in the weeks since, the Terps have adopted the role of spoiler entering games against Michigan State, which is in the hunt for a College Football Playoff, and Indiana, which is trying to rally to reach bowl eligibility. Maryland fell short in both of those attempts, but the Terps will have another shot at ending another team's season for good Saturday against Rutgers.
The day Mike Locksley was elevated to Maryland interim coach from offensive coordinator after Randy Edsall was fired, he met with defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski. The pair discussed how they wanted to approach the final half of the season, and they settled on a plan that's been seen in all three phases: Locksley the offense, defense and special teams to all be aggressive. Over the past few weeks, Dudzinski's defense has sent more and more pressure after opposing quarterbacks forcing
To borrow a term Maryland interim coach Mike Locksley has used a few times, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the Terps. From reports of former coach Randy Edsall's imminent firing days before a trip to play No. 1 Ohio State to pushing those Buckeyes into the third quarter to Edsall's walk-off press conference to his subsequent firing the next day, there has been little normalcy for Maryland.
Entering this season, Maryland trumpeted its bulked up offensive line as a reason for optimism in its second year in the Big Ten Conference. Coach Randy Edsall complimented the Terps¿ adjustment to their new ¿linemen league¿ and it was expected to bring significant returns with veterans Brandon Ross and Wes Brown running behind it.
Maryland opened its season in impressive fashion a week ago with its 50-21 victory over Richmond. In Week 2, the Terps host a high-powered Bowling Green squad that put up big numbers against then-No. 25 Tennessee a week ago.
When he was watching film of Bowling Green's offense in preparation of Saturday's matchup, one things caught Maryland middle linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr.'s eye: Speed. In one 90-second segment of the Falcons' 59-30 loss to then-No. 25 Tennessee last week, Carter watched Bowling Green run six plays. That's an average of 15 seconds for executing a play, making any substitutions and getting back to the line of scrimmage for the next snap. Overall, the Falcons ran 85 plays and rolled up 557 yards
While the chances of the shutdown corner and elusive punt returner entering a game on offense are highly unlikely due to a number of factors, including injury risk and work load, Locksley said Likely is viewed as an offensive contributor thanks to his punt returns. Likely broke a Big Ten Conference record set in 1939 for single-game punt return yardage with 233 yards, and he constantly set the Terps offense up with a short field.