A little more than a half-decade ago, I was an upperclassman at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, trying to decide where I'd go to college. Down to Elon (who nearly earned my commitment on a campus visit) and Maryland, I chose the local school after doing some research into the journalism school, but primarily to save my parents some money. I had no prior connection to the athletic program, other than being vaguely familiar from my team in the area.
That changed quickly on my arrival in College Park. After a brief internship with a pay-site no longer in business, I started my own (crappy) blog, Terrapin Station. Ben Broman took a chance on me, bringing me into the Testudo Times fold, and it's been a fantastic few years helping run this site with Dave and everyone else.
Through four years at Maryland, I sat through two 2-10 seasons and that dreadful four-QB campaign. Somehow, I came out of that experience with a passion for Maryland football (that surpassed even my passion for Maryland basketball, because apparently I don't like nice things).
If you follow me on Twitter or know me in real life, you probably know I was given full-time status by SB Nation this month. You've probably also noticed the increased amount of time this has occupied for me, especially when it comes to time spent on TT.
First things first -- I am not going anywhere! I will still be around, writing and talking about Maryland stuff with you all, helping out behind the scenes and writing weekly columns.
However, I am passing off all day-to-day operations off to Alex and Dave, your new co-managing editors, as I move most of my focus to what I'm actually getting paid for. My role will be editor emeritus, and my e-mail inbox will always be open to any of you that want to chat, but starting next week, please, for the love of God, send your angry e-mails to Alex or Dave.
Testudo Times will continue to be in great hands, and I would not make this decision if I did not have full confidence in Alex and Dave's ability to continue what we've built. Alex has done a fantastic job bringing hard journalism into the TT playbook, and I look forward to seeing what they do with the site.