I know this has been a major topic when it came to the success or lack there of so far in the Edsall Era. I understand there will always be transistion issue when you try to instill a entirely different mentality and inplement a much harsher rule book.
While watching College Gameday this morning on ESPN, the topic of conversation was winning early on in a coaching change. The reason for this discussion came from Brian Kelly the HC at Notre Dame going public about having to coach some of Charlie Weis's players and that preempted a player backlash that also went public and now the Notre Dame players are playing for one another and not the coach.
Why do I bring this to the Terp Nation's attention...well for obvious reason. Edsall has been caught using excuses about how Friedgen didnt discipline his players, how these are not his "type" players and the WAPO article that mentioned a "seasoned" player doesnt approve the coaching style of Edsall. With Maryland not having the football prestige or history that Notre Dame has this penalizes MD more so then Notre Dame. If you are trying to recruits players and bring in top notch talent you better have your players buying in to your system because current players are the first people recruits turn to for research and understanding what goes on in a program. So if you have current players not wanting to play here what do you think that does to deter future players.
I don't think it takes a genius to figure out that you must have all players/people to buy in to what you are trying to accomplish. This is still a question for Edsall and the football program. I hope he realizes that he needs better players then what he is use to recruiting and also needs his current players to buy into what he is trying to do. This hopefully happens or this will set back the football program at a minimum five years.
What do you think Edsall's chances are at turning this program around????