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Maryland Minute - 07.09.12 - Vellano Named to Bednarik Watch List, Dodd Moves Up in Scout Rankings

Couldn't find a picture of Vellano, so enjoy this one of the Pride unis.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Couldn't find a picture of Vellano, so enjoy this one of the Pride unis. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Happy Tuesday. Sorry I've been MIA of late. I was on vacation visiting Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks for 10 days and then came home to no power or Fios. We got power back quickly, but we just got our Fios back up and running. Hope everyone survived the storm and is enjoying their summer thus far. Now, onto the links...

Terps Vellano, three from Tech on Bednarik list |
Joe Vellano made the Bednarik Award watch list (nation’s top defensive player). Hopefully he can still excel in the new 3-4 scheme this season. Men's Basketball Recruiting

In Scout's latest rankings, they've move Dodd up to a 4-star and #79 in the class of 2013. I hope we can keep him committed to us until next year. Great find by Turgeon. Are notes - Andrew Harrison - #2, Aaron Harrison #4, Jermaine Lawrence #15, BeeJay Anya #20, Tyler Ennnis #22, Dominic Woodson #29, Knenedy Meeks #40, Rysheed Jordan #47.

Tentative date for Terps' trip to Georgia Tech announced - Washington Times

Patrick Stevens finds another piece of the Maryland basketball schedule and concludes that the Terps will play 3 of their last 4 on the road. Tough way to end the season.

One good reason: Maryland - ACC Blog - ESPN
Heather Dinich looks at a reason Maryland can win and a reason Maryland could lose this season. I think she over simplifies the transfer situation. If those players didn't want to be here, isn't it better that they're gone? Yes, replacing offensive linemen is never easy, but I think they'll be better in year two of Edsall than they were last year, in which everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong.

College Football Lookahead: Nos. 101-105 - Washington Times
Patrick Stevens continues his College Football Lookahead series, previewing 101-105.

Aberdeen center Brionna Jones discusses her commitment to Maryland - Baltimore Sun
Brenda Frese pulls in another stud recruit. In other news, the sky is blue and the sun rose in the east.

Maryland hires Wizards' Zack Bolno to head sports media relations -

Zack Bolno, formally of the Wizards, was hired by Maryland as their new head of sports media relations. Maybe we'll finally get credentials to games...