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ESPN analyst Jay Williams likens Melo Trimble and Rasheed Sulaimon to Juan Dixon and Steve Blake

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The Maryland men's basketball team has received a lot of accolades this season, but this comparison of the current back court to the Terps' championship team may be its highest praise yet.

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Maryland Basketball

Jay Williams compares Maryland's Melo Trimble, Rasheed Sulaimon to Steve Blake, Juan Dixon - Baltimore Sun
Jay Williams thinks this year's Maryland Terrapins basketball team can win a national championship this season just like the 2002 team did. If that does happen, Williams said that Trimble and Sulaimon "will be right there in the conversation [with] Steve Blake and Juan Dixon, in my opinion."

CBS analyst says Maryland still 'best team' in Big Ten | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The Terps received more praise from CBS Analyst Doug Gottlieb who believes that they are the best team in the Big Ten.  "I still think Maryland is the best team in this league," he said. "Michigan State, I think eventually they’ll figure it out as now all their personnel -- with the exception of Tum Tum Nairn -- is healthy," he said.

Mark Turgeon praises defensive effort in Maryland's win over Northwestern - The Diamondback : Sports
Among the many things that the Maryland Terrapins did well against the Nortthwestern Wildcats in their 62-56 overtime win, defense was a key thing Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon liked. "Defensively, that may be the best effort one of my teams has ever done," he said

Maryland Football

3-star QB Ramar Williams says Maryland offer would be 'very special' - Testudo Times
The local quarterback threw for almost 9,000 yards across four seasons at Bishop McNamara High School. Maryland fans and recruits want him under center in College Park.

Maryland's Scott Shafer hopes to 'get the ball back to the offense' - The Diamondback : Sports
The Terps' new defensive coordinator previously served as the head coach at Syracuse. His message to the defensive is clear."Our creed has to be get the ball back," Shafer said. "Get the ball back to the offense. Give [offensive coordinator] Walt [Bell] a chance to get another two series in a game. Because if you win the turnover ratio, you’re also giving them opportunities to score points on offense, and that’s putting it into a nutshell," he said.

Shafer: New Maryland assistant more than just ace recruiter | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Aazaar Abdul-Rahim is known as a great local recruiter but his coaching knowledge is just as impressive according to Scott Shafer."I listen to him talk about secondary play, I was thoroughly impressed with his football knowledge and he was watching [Nick] Saban for two years -- one of the best defensive coaches ever, arguably as good a defensive coach as anyone that’s been in this business -- so, Aazaar has a real neat pedigree with how he came up."