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Terps have reached out to Dungy, Brown, per SI

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Pete Thamel has a bunch of names in the Maryland coaching search, to whom he reports Maryland has at least reached out. The most interesting names are former NFL and Texas coaches Tony Dungy and Mack Brown, but there are a few others, too, including Chargers offensive coordinator and former Maryland quarterback Frank Reich. "Some of those may have been for advice and philosophy," Thamel writes, "but the point here is there's been a lot of names."

Maryland moves to 2-0 at Paradise Jam

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A couple of Maryland's best players, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones, put out big efforts in Maryland's win. The Terps face Pitt in Saint Thomas on Saturday.

Rhode Island AD doubles down

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In a Thanksgiving Day statement, Rhode Island athletic director Thorr Bjorn is saying head coach Dan Hurley didn't so much as make "offensive statements" to Maryland players before setting off a minor fracas in the handshake line after the Terps' win on Thursday night. Of course not.

D.J. Durkin "strong candidate," per report

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Pat Forde isn't usually wrong, and he's reporting that Maryland recently had a good interview with Durkin, the first-year defensive coordinator for the Wolverines under Jim Harbaugh. Here's our profile on the pros and cons of Durkin at Maryland.

Maryland's cool warm-ups

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Bravo, Under Armour, for making these amazing Las Tortugas shirts for Maryland to wear at the Cancun Challenge in Mexico. In case you didn't know. tortuga is the Spanish work for turtle/tortoise. Here's a link showing the back of the shirt, which was also cool. Temer la tortuga.

Watch Maryland's Jake Layman make monster dunk in Cancun Challenge

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Maryland's Jake Layman was having a slow start in the Terps' game against Illinois State. But then he forces a steal and just takes off for a monster one-handed slam. Yowza.

Maryland forward Ivan Bender did not travel to Cancun due to eligibility issue, per report

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Maryland forward Ivan Bender was not eligible to play in Maryland's first three games of the season and did not travel to Cancun due to an NCAA eligibility issue, per The Washington Post's Roman Stubbs. This shouldn't damage the Terps game plan as the 6'9 Croatian is not expected to be part of coach Mark Turgeon's rotation. Bender will be eligible to play in Maryland's matchup Dec. 1 against North Carolina, according to Stubbs.

Syracuse dismisses head coach Scott Shafer. Could Randy Edsall be a replacement?

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Shafer is expected to stay on as coach for the team's final game against Boston College, but he'll be out after that, SI's Thayer Evans said and ESPN's David Hale has since confirmed. Randy Edsall is a Syracuse alum and has been mentioned frequently in connection with the university ever since Maryland let him go. However, his contract does say he could lose some of the $2.6 million owed to him by the Terps if he signs on with another team. Maryland's former head coach seems to be enjoying his time off from football so far.

Seth Davis has Terps No. 1. Will AP Top 25?

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My expectation, in the wake of No. 1 North Carolina's loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, is that Maryland will move up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll this week, behind John Calipari's Kentucky. The Terps have been No. 3, and that seems like the likeliest outcome. But Maryland's win last Tuesday against Georgetown already looks better than it did then, so who knows? Maryland's going to be pretty close to the No. 1 ranking, and that should be enough for anybody at this point.

Terps open as 2-point favorites against Rutgers

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The Terrapins are favored in their final game of the season. The Scarlet Knights are the only team in the Big Ten East that might be worse than Maryland. Rutgers is ranked 107th in S&P+, which is 29 spots worse than the Terps.