Everyone wants to talk about how bad of an Athletic Director Debbie Yow was, however, what about Kevin Anderson? Looking at the press conference today for Penn State, How did we not hire that man James Franklin? He is everything Maryland football would want. A few years ago when Ralph Friedgen was fired, Kevin Anderson was asked did he fired the ACC coach of the year. Kevin answered, " We are good but we want to be great". Really..?? Great ?? What has been great about Maryland football since the Randy Edsall hire? What has been great about our top Sports Men's basketball and football since Kevin Anderson? The point is, James Franklin should have been the next football coach for Maryland and he should have at least been given a chance.
Everyone wants to say had we hired Franklin then we would now feel what Vanderbilt is feeling today: the loss of a Head Coach.. I just don't agree. We are going to the BIG 10 next year. Can anyone remember the last time a coach left for another team inside the same conference a year after coaching that team? If Maryland had success with Franklin, they would of paid to keep him. As Maryland fans, we need to stop selling the Football program so low. Granted, what Edsall has done lately at Maryland, we all look at the results and think this is a bad job. However, that is not true. If we can lock up the DMV area, the coaching position of Maryland is a great Job. The early 2000's were Maryland's best football years and they were good because they locked down the DMV area and got the best players locally. The point is, Kevin Anderson said he wanted to bring Maryland's football to greatness. Three years later, is Maryland even close to that or even headed in that direction of greatness?
Kevin Anderson also hired Mark Turgeon. Now, I won't even start that argument about him. However, I will say, how did Kevin Anderson not hire Sean Miller? I will give Mark one more chance because of the recruiting class coming in next year. But, if there is no results, meaning big wins over ranked teams and an NCAA tournament bid, he should be gone after next year. I say the same for Edsall if he does not get eight wins. I don't care if there are injuries; you don't get to use that as an excuse year after year. These guys hired are Kevin's guys and they have not turned out so well. So when do we hold Kevin Anderson accountable? He needs to go!!!!