Maryland football’s rushing attack was by far the team’s best spot in 2016.
Maryland finished with the country’s 14th-best rushing attack, according to S&P+. Ty Johnson exploded as a sophomore and Lorenzo Harrison (before his suspension) was surprisingly good as a freshman. Anthony Tucker is in his first season as Maryland’s running backs coach, and he deserves at least some of the credit for this, at the very least.
He’ll get at least a bit of recognition for this season. BTN analyst Tom Dienhart named Tucker to his All-Big Ten assistants team:
His backs helped the Terrapins rank No. 4 in the Big Ten in rushing (204.5 ypg). And Maryland didn’t have any running back earn even honorable mention All-Big Ten and only one offensive lineman earned honorable mention (T Michael Dunn). Ty Johnson paced Maryland with 845 yards rushing, averaging 8.9 yards per tote.
Tucker’s most important contributions may have come on the recruiting end of things. He’s been one of the key recruiters on a staff that’s reeled in the No. 17 class in the country, according to 247Sports.
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