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.
Most college coaching searches are conducted over weeks, sometimes days. To find a replacement for Maryland football coach Randy Edsall, athletic director Kevin Anderson will have a couple of months. In some ways, it might make the search easier, given that Anderson will have a lot more time than he did when he hired Edsall to replace Ralph Friedgen in 2011. In other ways, maneuvering through the process after a midseason firing is "tricky," according to former Wisconsin athletic director Pat Richter.
In his comments after coach Randy Edsall was fired, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said the schools is looking for its next football coach to be someone to "excite the fan base," particularly on the offensive side of the ball. College football is filled with young offensive minds right now, many of whom have recently ascended to head coaching jobs.
Towson quarterback Connor Frazier ran for 15 yards on a fake punt, had three touchdown passes and played through some jarring hits against undefeated James Madison on Saturday. Despite his hard-nosed play, the Tigers still could not keep pace with dynamic Dukes quarterback Vad Lee, who strengthened his case for the Walter Payton Award, given to the most outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Georgia Tech transfer threw for a career-high five touchdowns as James Madison,
During the summer, Ohio State¿s three-way quarterback battle dominated headlines. Who would win the job? Was Braxton Miller going to switch positions? Was Cardale Jones¿ performance in the Big Ten championship game and the College Football Playoff an anomaly? Would J.T. Barrett get reps?
The Terps rank 103rd in the country among 127 Football Bowl Subdivision teams with 169.8 passing yards per game. The 15 interceptions are the most by any FBS team and Rowe has thrown more interceptions (12) than all but one team, Miami of Ohio, despite starting only three games and appearing in 12 of the team's 20 quarters.
After two straight blowout defeats and amid a report that his firing is imminent, Maryland coach Randy Edsall reiterated comments he made earlier in the week ahead of Saturday's matchup at No. 1 Ohio State.
Towson is slated to tangle with five National Player of the Year candidates from the Colonial Athletic Association at the Football Championship Subdivision level, and the first one stepping up to the challenge is James Madison quarterback Vad Lee.
Maryland was thrashed by West Virginia last week, 45-6, in the third-worst loss of coach Randy Edsall's tenure in College Park. This weekend's task doesn't get any easier with the resurgent No. 22 Michigan coming to town after a 31-0 blowout win over BYU last week.
Michigan hit a low under former coach Brady Hoke last season. The Wolverines went 5-7 and missed a bowl game for the first time since 2009. Despite pulling in touted recruiting classes, Michigan's win total dropped in each of his four seasons. And though his fate might have already been sealed when Maryland traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., last November and left the Big House with a 23-16 victory, Hoke's hapless clock management against the Terps provided a lasting image of the end of his tenure.
With a rainy, windy day forecasted for Saturday because of Hurricane Joaquin, Maryland and Michigan could be forced to take the ball out of their quarterbacks' hands and place it firmly in the bellies of their running backs.
Maryland's 45-6 loss to West Virginia was still fresh in Caleb Rowe's mind as he boarded the team bus for the ride back home from Morgantown, W.Va., along the dark and windy roads of Western Maryland. It was a performance to forget featuring four interceptions and plenty of poor decisions for the redshirt junior, but he went ahead and relived it right away. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley pulled Rowe aside, and the pair re-watched the game together on an iPad as the bus made its way back to
One game after he threw four interceptions and was pulled in the third quarter of a 45-6 loss to West Virginia, Caleb Rowe will start at quarterback for Maryland against Michigan in Saturday night's Big Ten Conference opener, coach Randy Edsall said Sunday.
After a performance filled with penalties in a win over South Florida, Maryland coach Randy Edsall preached better discipline and decision making entering Saturday's game at West Virginia. With the Terps facing a high-powered offense and a hostile environment at sold-out Milan Puskar Stadium, Edsall knew that self-inflicted mistakes had to be avoided if his team wanted a chance to win.
Despite being more than two touchdown underdogs on the road at West Virginia, Maryland is prepped for a matchup that has much more at stake than the Terps trying to get their third win of the season before Big Ten Conference play starts against Michigan on Oct. 3.
The Bears play their first two games on the road for the third consecutive season, but unlike the previous two years, they will try to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole. Morgan State is seeking its first victory in the Prairie State and against a Missouri Valley Football Conference opponent.
After transferring from Iowa in June 2014, sitting out last year, and overcoming a bout of mononucleosis last month, the senior free safety made his first career start in the Tigers' season-opening 28-20 loss at East Carolina on Saturday.
Richmond's opening kickoff Saturday bounced and settled inside the 5-yard line, finding a Bermuda Triangle of sorts among Maryland's speedy kick returners. It seemed like the perfect start for the Spiders with the perfect opportunity to trap the Terps deep in their own territory to start the game.
It was only the first dress rehearsal for the upcoming Big Ten season, but Maryland coach Randy Edsall had every reason to be pleased with the way his team fended off an early challenge and asserted itself on both sides of the ball in Saturday's 50-21 victory over Richmond at Byrd Stadium.
For the third straight year and the fourth time in five seasons, the Bears open on the road, and are seeking their first victory away from home against an opponent not from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference since Sept. 26, 2009, when that squad edged Towson, 12-9.
The Tigers will open the season against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent for the ninth time in school history and for the fifth time in the seven-year tenure of coach Rob Ambrose. They are 1-7 all-time against FBS foes with the lone victory being a 33-18 win over Connecticut on Aug. 29, 2013.
When Maryland began its inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference a year ago, it faced a flurry of questions about how it could compete among the nation's college football bluebloods, a group of leaders and legends steeped in tradition. And the Terps more than acquitted themselves to the conference's rigors with a .500 record in conference and its second straight winning season. But the questions and the doubts Maryland seemed to put to rest with its performance last season have popped up
James Simms of Laurel had some modest goals last season as a redshirt freshman at Towson University. A 6-foot-3 linebacker, the Reservoir High graduate started 11 games for the Tigers and led Towson in tackles with 99.
Succeeding Terrance West, who set NCAA Football Championship Subdivision records in rushing yards (2,509) and rushing touchdowns (41) in 2013, was supposed to be a difficult task, but Darius Victor led the CAA in rushing last year in his first season as a starter.
Terry Orr is the patriarch of what might be the busiest football family this fall. His oldest son, Terrance, is the wide receivers coach at DeSoto High School, a highly-touted prep team in Texas. Zachary, a backup inside linebacker for the Ravens, is entering his second NFL season. Nick is a sophomore defensive back at Texas Christian University. Their youngest son, Chris, has a chance to start at linebacker as a true freshman for the University of Wisconsin.
A.J. Hendy cut his teeth facing playmakers week in and week out at safety for Maryland last fall. The only problem is that those playmakers — Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, among others — were his teammates. Hendy, who was suspended on the eve of the season opener for violating the university's code student of conduct, was on the scout team.
It has been almost a year since Marquese Meadow died Aug. 24 of complications related to heatstroke. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound freshman's death at the age of 18, which was ruled accidental by the state's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, continues to linger around the Bears program.
When Darrell Perkins took over as Maryland's defensive backs coach in March, he was inheriting one of the team's most veteran position groups with four projected upperclassmen starters. But he was also taking over a position group in transition, with roles and schemes changing as the Terps switch from the 3-4 defense to new defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski's 4-3.