As a diehard Maryland fan, I am embarrassed with how the Terps played today, but the best thing about today is Maryland didn't lose and we avoided a huge embarrassing 0-1 start. Maryland is a basketball school, I mean more people were getting hyped about the Wells visit than our football game, granted Randy and Company didn't give us much to cheer about.
This game was a sobering reality of how far Maryland is away from being significant in football again. Let's look at the positive things first, the D-Fence! The D would have pitched a shutout today if it weren't for the MD offense. This was impressive given the injuries. The only problem McDougale better step it up. The big question is how many players do we get back next week?
Now the bad, the entire offense besides Diggs. Everyone was rusty and seem unprepared, oh yeah that's because we had a ton of freshman and inexperienced players. The biggest player not playing is Brown!!!! Hills looked his part, hopefully the bugs are gone before next week. Just think Hills only had four weeks to become a college QB and didn't have Senior leadership around him. In comparison DOB had a year to learn the system, a senior stud at RB for Maryland Scott and a true stud at WR Torrey Smith. The reason I bring that season up is that is the last time we rebounding from a 2 win season. To get this out since it will be brought up DON would have struggles today since things broke down and the experience around him would not be there and. Ok that's not a knock on DOB, it's simply the truth. The big question is Marylands Oline, that group needs to do better to establish a run game. I hope Ross is head and shoulders above the rest.
Edsall haters loved to see this today, but he is our coach and if he continues to put up these piss poor results he will be gone. The positive thing is that the team got better as the game went on. Granted how poor they played in the first half not much chance to get worse. I will give the coaches a chance to coach and these players a chance to play since there are some decent talent out there.
Just to show Maryland was not the only embarrassing performance out there today; Pitt lost to Youngstown St, Wake beat Liberty by 3, Texas and Florida should have lost to inferior teams which last time I checked no one on here would argue we are in the same ballpark as in prestige of football programs. Wisconsin and DOB held on late to beat FCS Northern Iowa and they cold have lost. Mike Leach and his potent offense at Washington State didn't score a TD, that is shocking.
So in closing Maryland won and we are 1-0. There is much room for improvement on offense and I fully expect for the Temple game to see a change. If Maryland does indeed play the rest of the season like they did today Edsall should be fired, still don't know if we can afford it though. DOB IS NOT GOING TO BE OUR QB SO LEAVE IT ALONE. I feel truly if Brown was our QB today Maryland would have put up 28 points. God please help our team for next week, like some Tim Tebow
on SNL love.
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