What a Day
A wild, dizzying day in College Park today. It began with everyone in the press box watching the Boston College game. Some people were already looking ahead to a possible ACC title game. Then it looked like Boston College was beaten. Then the Eagles rally to pull it out. Then the game starts, and it's all Florida State from the start. Maryland's plan to start selling ACC title game tickets after the game was off.
Ralph Friedgen, as i talked about in my story, put the blame on the plays, and cited a lack of effort. He would know. I just thought Florida State clearly was the better team. The 'Noles were faster and had more weapons. And Chris Turner didn't get any protection and got knocked all over the field.
It was interesting that Turner said the defensive players were dirty and took cheap shots.
So where do they go from here? I'd say Maryland winds up in a bowl in Orlando, Nashville or Charlotte, but this thing is very fluid, and they could fall based on what happens next week.
What type of team shows up to play Boston College? The Eagles are playing for a division title. Maryland is not. Maryland has trouble playing on the road even when it has plenty of incentive to play well on the road. I just wonder how much this team will be motivated next week. As we have said for three months, this team is impossible for anyone to predict and can win or lose any game by any margin.
My schedule is this: I'll post some more reaction from the game and some tidbits on Boston College on Sunday and Monday. Ralph will have his teleconference on Tuesday. I will have a few stories next week and keep the blog busy with a strong flurry to the finish.
Now, time for a snack and a replay of the Texas Tech-Oklahoma game.
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