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The Nation's Most Inconsistent Team?

The bye week is over and we’re now back to regularly scheduled programming at Terrapins Insider. I’ll be back throughout the day with updates from College Park. Five days until Maryland’s most important game of the season. The Terrapins can stay in the ACC Atlantic Division title hunt or be virtually eliminated with a loss to Wake Forest. Who knows where this team’s mind is? One can make a case that Maryland is the nation’s most inconsistent team.

Maryland is one of only three teams this season that has beaten a team currently ranked in the top 25 and has also lost a game by at least 31 points. Oregon State beat USC and lost at Penn State, 45-14. Mississippi State beat Vanderbilt and lost at Georgia Tech, 38-7.

Then you have East Carolina, which beat Virginia Tech and West Virginia but has now lost three straight games.

Are the Terrapins the most inconsistent team in the country?

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 14, 2008; 7:56 AM ET
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Yes they are.

Posted by: Lee | October 14, 2008 8:40 AM | Report abuse

UMD = Oregon State of the East

Constantly beating top teams and losing to scrubs. Maryland has probably won and lost more money in Vegas than the GDP of Ireland and Mexico combined.

Posted by: Jeff V | October 14, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

if they are not the most inconsistent, they are close. Hopefully that trend will continue with a big win over Wake on Saturday - further cementing their "inconsistent" status.

Posted by: Fredneck | October 14, 2008 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I don't think Maryland is inconsistent. They are flat out bad, and they are not what their 4-2 record indicates. We will see if they can turn it around Saturday. As I said last week, this game with Wake is the defining moment in the Ralph era. Funny how losing Wake can now get players to go into mutiny and get coaches FIRED. Ask Tommy Bowden, Cullen Harper, and Clemson about that subject.

Posted by: Elwood | October 14, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Prediction:

Wake Forest -- 34
Maryland -- 10

Maryland will finish with a 5-7 record.

I am happy that Maryland is no longer recruiting Tavon Austin.

Jelani Jenkins, Travis Hawkins and Isaac Holmes will be signing with the University of Florida.

Go Tar Heels !

Posted by: Gary | October 14, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Penn State - North Carolina - West Virginia and Virginia Tech success this season will definitely hurt Maryland's recruiting efforts

Posted by: Gary | October 14, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Magic 8-Ball says that all signs point to no. To be the most inconsistent, you have to have that high upside - Maryland does not. They have the lower part down by losing to Mid Ten St, although UVA loss not looking so bad as they have caught fire and UVA owns Maryland anyway (winning 13 of last 17).

Maryland had a nice win over Cal but the other "big" win was Clemson who is now 3-3 and in full meltdown mode with a fired coach. Face it, Maryland just isn't that good.

Posted by: Magic 8-Ball | October 14, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Magic 8-Ball says that all signs point to no. To be the most inconsistent, you have to have that high upside - Maryland does not. They have the lower part down by losing to Mid Ten St, although UVA loss not looking so bad as they have caught fire and UVA owns Maryland anyway (winning 13 of last 17).

Maryland had a nice win over Cal but the other "big" win was Clemson who is now 3-3 and in full meltdown mode with a fired coach. Face it, Maryland just isn't that good.

Posted by: Magic 8-Ball | October 14, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Magic 8-Ball says that all signs point to no. To be the most inconsistent, you have to have that high upside - Maryland does not. They have the lower part down by losing to Mid Ten St, although UVA loss not looking so bad as they have caught fire and UVA owns Maryland anyway (winning 13 of last 17).

Maryland had a nice win over Cal but the other "big" win was Clemson who is now 3-3 and in full meltdown mode with a fired coach. Face it, Maryland just isn't that good.

Posted by: Magic 8-Ball | October 14, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

West Virginia successes this year? They have a lot of crystal meth in your area don't they Gary?

Posted by: Lee | October 15, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

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