As a terp freshman who was dying to get immersed into the sports community, I found this blog about a month ago and have read it religiously ever since. I finally decided to get an account yesterday rather than be a stalker from afar, so here I am. Hi Terrapin Nation!
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to share a nice little experience I had at the VT game yesterday that cemented how I feel about Turgeon. Growing up in Maryland, I was obviously quite familiar with what Gary was like. And while nobody will ever be the same as Gary, it feels to me like Turgeon is equally as genuinely passionate for his school, players, and fan base. After the game yesterday, I saw Turge standing around while Stoglin was being interviewed by the ACC network, and I was pretty close, so I yelled "Yeah Turgeon!" and he responded by smiling, turning, pointing at me, and fist pumping to the delight of a few friends and other students around me. I know it wasn't much, but it corroborated the entire attitude he's had so far in the program, between his praise for the fan base upon taking the job and his brutal honesty in interviews. With a lot of prospects on the horizon, I can gladly say that I look forward to spending the next four years with Mark and hopefully seeing a top program by my senior year.