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Maryland's opener vs. Miami 'is going to be huge'

Maryland's opener vs. Miami 'is going to be huge'

With its dizzying number of storylines, Monday night's Maryland-Miami game hardly feels like a season opener.

How can an early-September game — with the weather still warm and humid and students having barely arrived on campus — produce drama so rich?

It's the regular-season debut not only of Maryland coach Randy Edsall but of Miami coach Al Golden.

It's Miami's first game since eight players were suspended by the NCAA for accepting impermissible benefits from now-jailed former booster Nevin Shapiro. Fans are eager to see how the Hurricanes will cope with so much media scrutiny and with playing shorthanded, particularly on defense. Among the missing are safety Ray-Ray...