Nolan Carroll seen in much happier times, lifting Safety Jamari McCollough after the UNC upset, last season.
Sophmores Cameron Chism and Trenton Hughes. Are either as good as Carroll? No. Is Ralph Friedgen a little worried? Sure sounds like it. After reviewing film of MTS, he had this to say:
"It would be easier with Nolan..."
Some nice quotes from the QB and DB.
"He's one of the premier corners in the ACC. To lose a senior, one of your best players, that's always tough. It's gut-check time. We need guys to step up. Nolan's not coming back. We don't have a time machine around here." - Turner
"Nobody's going to cry for you," defensive coordinator Don Brown said. "Next Saturday when the game starts and they blow the whistle, nobody cares. So I don't even worry about it."
Every week, Terps players and coaches seem to be saying the right things. Unfortunately, words alone don't get you victories.
3:30, on ESPN360. Ugh. - bbroman
Hey, it's a slow news day and I like soccer. After dropping their first game against the then #19 UCLA Bruins, the Terps rebounded by beating then #8 Cal, 2-1. Maryland's #7 ranking doesn't include their 2-0 win over BC in the ACC Opener last friday, so expect a small boost for Sasho's squad when the new NSCAA/adidas poll is released.
Among the honorees this year is longtime voice of the Terps, Johnny Holliday. I'll forever have Holliday's voice etched in my mind from this night (2:06 is what I'm talking about)...
Sucks, but never really expected much from it. - bbroman
Most interesting note? That Maryland will soon be visiting Alex Kirk. - bbroman