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Maryland football is just about the No. 62 team in the country

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Good morning. It’s the Maryland Minute, a short story and collection of Terps-related news.

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SB Nation’s massive college football season preview magazine is out, and it’s got all kinds of goodies that I’d urge you to sift through. Some of it’s Maryland-ish!

Bill Connelly places the Maryland football team in the fifth tier of his national power rankings, under the banner “A Decent Bowl is the Goal.”

That sounds just about right to me. Maryland went 3-9 last year, and a jump to 6-6 would, indeed, constitute a decent bowl berth. In fact, Jason Kirk projects Maryland to face Western Kentucky in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, which would be roughly the definition of reaching a decent bowl.

In Connelly’s ranking, Maryland clocks in at No. 62, which is the same spot the Terps can claim in projected S&P+. This is where Maryland stands entering the season.

The Terps could make a move toward the top 50 or so, or they could backslide somewhere toward the 80s. My guess is they stay about where they are.

In other news

Maryland QB commit Kasim Hill is now a top-100 prospect on Rivals. I generally cite the 247Sports Composite, which aggregates ratings from the major agencies, and I don’t take any one service’s word as gospel. But this is another example of the jump in Hill’s national profile that’s followed his commitment to Maryland back in the spring. He was named the quarterback MVP at Nike’s regional camp for The Opening just a week later, and now this blue-chip prospect is getting even bluer.

From Maryland’s official website, a look at Perry Hills’ offseason workouts in Pittsburgh with former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte.

Get to know Brock Sassler, Maryland’s new long snapper commit. He’s taking an interesting road to Maryland’s roster.

Maryland soccer coach Sasho Cirovski wants the season to be longer.