Nearly two dozen local high school football players are expected sign national letters of intent during the new NCAA early signing period beginning Wednesday, but some coaches still have reservations about moving signing day six weeks earlier.
Maryland has agreed to play a home-and-home series with Charlotte in 2022 and 2023, according to a report by FBSchedules.com. The first-ever meeting between the teams is set to be played in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 10, 2022 while the 49ers will make the return trip to College Park almost a year later on Sept. 9, 2023.
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.
Remember this name: Tyler Palko, if only for a moment. For anyone out there who still yearns for the days of Troy Smith or who still thinks Tyrod Taylor ought to get a shot at quarterbacking the Ravens (Seriously, does anyone still believe that?) let the name Tyler Palko serve as yet another example of what I like to call the gross underestimation of how truly great a quarterback the Ravens have in Joe Flacco.
The playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts did monster numbers locally, but wound up finishing third for the week nationally among all telecasts with an audience of 29.6 million.
Washington State is barely on anyone's radar when it comes to college football, so fans on the East Coast might not be following what has transpired in Mike Leach's first season in Pullman. It has a striking resemblance to Randy Edsall's first season in College Park.
Gary Crowton might be fool's gold. The new Maryland offensive boss comes in with a shiny resume. The man won a national title at LSU. He directed the offense for Oregon¿s 2005 squad that went 10-1 and won the Fiesta Bowl behind Kellen Clemens' savvy play. Simply put, he seems like a home run. Don¿t fall for it -- yet.