I can't remember the last time Maryland football got this much attention. I guess, ironically, it was Ralph's first year at Maryland, when they won the ACC and went to the Orange Bowl. Maryland better continue this momentum into their coaching hire and they'll only do that if it's Mike Leach.
Before this all went down, I had seriously resolved myself to the fact that Maryland would probably never again compete for a national title in football. Now I definitely think it's possible. And Oregon v. MD (UA v. Nike) would be awesome.
Perhaps you need to read my article, Dr. Football, on why Maryland had to make this move...
I really think it's Leach or bust, but if they bust, Malzahn would be a good consultation prize. Talk about a weird chain of events that would be though. Malzahn declines Vandy, which hires Franklin, which results in Ralph being fired, which results in Malzahn being hired at Maryland. Wow...that hurts by brain.
Timeline of Friedgen's coaching career.
Dinich thinks Leach should top MD's list. Yup, pretty sure he does....
Terrapins Insider - How many Maryland football assistants will stay on board through the Military Bowl?
So apparently all of the assistants (sans Franklin, obviously) are planning on coaching in the bowl game, but if they get offers elsewhere, they could bolt. This could get interesting... And why is Steve Yanda back covering anything MD related? I thought the Post banished him to Siberia (aka covering UVA...oh, I guess he has nothing to do this time of year since UVA is irrelevant in both football and basketball right now).
We'll probably see a few of these as a result of the changing of the guard. You'd think he'd stay committed until he found out who the next coach was though...
I'm pretty sure the other 11 ACC schools are scared to death at the prospect of Mike Leach joining the ACC...they know the conference will be MD v. all.
Good. Looks like most of the defensive recruits are hanging on. That's the most important thing. -BB
This is why Bleacher Report will and should never be taken seriously. DOB says he wants to take a step back and look at everything and they try to spin that into him considering transferring. When did he say that, guys? Oh, that's right, he didn't...you're just trying to get hits to your site. Poor form, gentlemen.