When the Maryland basketball team returned from a tournament in Puerto Rico right before Thanksgiving, first-year coach Mark Turgeon seemed resigned to the fact that it was going to be a long season in College Park.
Maryland football: Maryland aims to end a tough stretch with a win over Florida State. The Terps anticipate a loud crowd at Doak Campbell Stadium in the last of three straight ACC games against teams that have been ranked in the Top 25 this season.
Maryland went into last week's game against Georgia Tech with four freshmen starting on defense and by the time they finished a valiant effort in a 21-16 defeat to the Yellow Jackets, the Terps had five freshmen on the field.
Maryland football: The Terps have daunting task in defending Georgia Tech's triple-option offense Saturday. The undefeated Yellow Jackets lead the nation in rushing yards per game and passing efficiency.
The Terps, who play at No. 13 Georgia Tech on Saturday, still hope to become an elite ACC team. But their journey has been complicated by injuries, inexperience and suspensions, and not every player has taken to coach Randy Edsall's tight discipline.
It was less than an hour after Maryland's 28-3 victory over Towson, but it wasn't too soon for the Terps and their coaches to begin preparing — at least mentally — for the daunting challenge of slowing down Georgia Tech's triple-option offense.
I am late getting to this, but I can't let the weekend pass without some praise for Glenn Clark and the interview he did on his WNST radio show with Ralph Friedgen, the former University of Maryland foot ball coach.
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.