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Maryland football’s fall camp is underway, and now we’re really getting close

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Good morning. This is Tuesday’s Maryland Minute, a short story and roundup of Terps-related news.

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It’s August 9. There are 24 full days before Sept. 3, which is the day the Maryland football program team its 2016 season against Howard. We’re officially within striking distance of this season now, and the Terps went ahead and started their fall training camp on Monday. It wasn’t open to the media, but here’s what we’ve got:

There was practice in the daytime:

And there was practice in the nighttime:

And Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell sure looks an awful lot like a man who’s getting ready to sleep on his office floor:

There’s not a whole lot of actual news to break just yet, but we’re close, folks. This week’s brought some interesting football reads already.

Maryland tight end Andrew Isaacs has had a long road back from an injury two seasons ago. You’ll want to read Roman Stubbs’ dispatch on him, in The Washington Post.

Breakouts? Maryland should have a few. The Baltimore Sun’s Daniel Gallen weighs a few possibilities.

Maryland’s QBs were just brutal last year. There’s nowhere to go but up – except if you’re talking about interceptions, where the total really ought to go down.

Rasheed Sulaimon is off to the D-League, under the Charlotte Hornets’ umbrella.

A broadcast update, on men’s basketball:

And another, on volleyball.

I’m using this space to wish a happy 55th birthday to my dad. Hope he’s doing some light Maryland reading and stumbles onto it!

Enjoy your Tuesday, all.