In the 2004 and 2009 NFL drafts, Maryland had five players selected. In 2002 and 2006, three Terps were drafted by NFL teams. But in the past four drafts, only four Maryland players have been selected. In the fickle world of scouting and drafting, there can be myriad factors for the drop off: lack of talent, lack of development and, in some cases, lack of luck.
The transition from former coach Randy Edsall to interim coach Mike Locksley to Durkin is Maryland's second coaching change in six years. The transition from Ralph Friedgen to Edsall in 2011 was fraught with conflict, with more than 20 players transferring in Edsall's first year.
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.
Walt Bell got his first offensive coordinator job at Arkansas State at age 29. He'll be 32 when Maryland kicks off against Howard at Maryland Stadium on Sept. 3 in his first game as the Terps offensive coordinator. And soon enough, some who have coached him think he'll be leading his own program.
Rutgers hired former Maryland wide receiver Jafar Williams to be running backs coach on first-year coach Chris Ash's staff, the school announced Thursday. Williams played for Maryland from 2000 to 2003 and finished his career with 90 catches for 1,301 yards, marks that rank 16th in program history. He also caught seven touchdowns, and he averaged more than 20 yards per catch, a mark that ranks third all-time in Terps history in 2002 when the team won 11 games.
Maryland coach DJ Durkin finalized his coaching staff last week with the hiring of offensive line coach Dave Borbely. In the process of hiring nine assistants, Durkin combined elements of experience and youth, along with recruiting prowess and coaching talent. It¿s an impressive staff on paper.
Maryland¿s senior class will play its final home game at Byrd Stadium against Indiana on Saturday, capping careers that have been full of ups and downs. Offensive linemen Evan Mulrooney and Ryan Doyle are both fifth-year players who have seen the program¿s recent lows, such as the 2-10 season in 2011 and Randy Edsall¿s firing this season, and its recent highs, such as the back-to-back winning seasons and bowl appearances.
Things have been quiet in College Park the past couple of weeks regarding the search for fired football coach Randy Edsall's successor. Athletic director Kevin Anderson, whose own legacy with the Terps will certainly be tied to this hire, has declined to discuss who he might be looking at since saying on the day of Edsall's firing that Maryland wanted a coach "to excite the fan base." Many names have surfaced in a variety of media outlets, a few that seem to have validity and others that appear
When he joined Ron Vanderlinden¿s Maryland staff as wide receivers coach in 2000, James Franklin was a 28-year-old working on the early part of a coaching career that would lead to a notable rise through the profession. During that early part of his career, Franklin turned to Maryland¿s 31-year-old running backs coach Mike Locksley and forged a professional relationship that lasted through both of their careers.
On a slate gray day in State College, Pa., last November, Randy Edsall delivered a message that resonated within the Maryland fan base. The Terps had just defeated Penn State, 20-19, for the program's first victory over the Nittany Lions since 1961 and just its second in 38 tries.
During a sparkling career in College Park, Torrey Smith became one of the most recognizable figures in the very recent history of Maryland football. At the end of his career, Smith ranked third in career receptions (152), third in career yards (2,215) and second in career touchdowns (19). He then moved up I-95 and spent the first four years of his pro career with the Baltimore Ravens, winning a Super Bowl.
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.
Less than four months after signing a contract extension that could have paid him an additional $7.5 million had he stayed on the job through the 2019 season, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall was fired.
Maybe the Terps are simply a year away from turning a corner. But it seems obvious from the rumblings around campus that the administration has figured out that Randy Edsall is not the guy to turn the Terps into an upper-level Big Ten machine. The first question, of course, is whether that is even realistic.
Following a strong Pro Day workout where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 and 4.33 seconds and a flurry of workouts and visits, the former City standout is hopeful that he's done enough to be a late-round draft pick.
After rising at dawn for months for grueling training sessions in Bel Air conducted by retired Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail, former City blue-chip wide receiver Adrian Coxson knows he has a lot riding on this week.
Ryan Steinberg was a key figure behind the scenes, a North Potomac native and University of Maryland graduate who grew from a student manager with the Terps into Maryland's assistant director of football operations and recruiting.
The Terps led by 25 points late in the second quarter. Largely thanks to Friedgen's offense, Rutgers then outscored Maryland 31-3 on its way to a stunning 41-38 win over the Terps in front of an announced 36,673 at Byrd Stadium on Senior Day.