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Maryland football only projected to win 3 games by a Las Vegas sportsbook

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Southpoint Sports Book released estimated 2017-18 win totals for every FBS team on Wednesday and set the over/under for Maryland football at only three games. That’s half of the Terps’ win total from last season.

While on the surface it seems like a slight, it’s important to note the Terps will play the toughest schedule in the country next season, according to Athlon Sports. Maryland opens DJ Durkin’s second season at the helm at Texas, plays Minnesota and Wisconsin on the road in interdivision play, and still has to handle the Big Ten East.

Still, three seems a little low.

Though Maryland has the toughest schedule in the country, Durkin and staff also brought in a top-20 recruiting class, and teams typically trend upward in their coach’s second season.

Maryland will have to fight to become bowl-eligible again, but at least the Terps have something else to rally around now.

In other news

After two Terps went in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft, we kept track as four Maryland baseball players and three commits went in the last 30 rounds.

Women’s basketball loses its fourth transfer of the offseason, as Kiara Leslie will graduate and transfer to NC State.

Yesterday’s Profiles in Terpage took a look at the gem of D.J. Durkin’s 2017 recruiting class. Anthony McFarland figures to contribute right away.

Thomas took a look at how Maryland’s big runs and negative ones—which he called “extreme carries”—balanced each other out.

Greivis Vasquez went on a Baltimore sports radio show and promised he’d never miss a Maryland game after he retires. We’ll hold him to it.

In other football news, Reddit’s college football Twitter account released composite preseason rankings. They used Athlon, ESPN and SB Nation’s Bill Connelly’s rankings, and the Terps came in at No. 68.

The Terps made Class of 2018 point guard Devon Dotson’ top eight. The top-40 guard is an AAU teammate of recent commit Aaron Wiggins and was on campus a couple days ago for an unofficial visit.