Oregon climbed to national power with the significant financial and emotional support of Nike founder Phil Knight for the past two decades. Now it’s Maryland’s turn. The Terps fired Ralph Friedgen and are looking at former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. He has the backing of UnderArmour founder Kevin Plank, who a) sponsored the Red Raiders and b) is a significant emotional and financial supporter of his alma mater. I don’t know about you, but I’m already thinking how much fun an Oregon-Maryland title game would be.