Maryland Football, 2008: The Exit Interview
Happy New Year, everyone. Prisbell is going to be in the air for most of the day today, so he asked me to stoke the football fires a bit. Yesterday's Humanitarian Bowl was a crazy way to end a crazy season. Like most of the season, yesterday's game might not have drawn your attention unless you were a diehard Terps fan (or a media member covering the team), but like the rest of the season, thanks to some ridiculous twists and turns, the game was pretty compelling if you did tune in. Consider the following:
- at least five plays of 30 or more yards in the first quarter alone, includng a 99-yard kickoff return;
- a ball falling off the tee as it was about to be kicked off;
- a blue field;
- something called a "pistol" offense;
- an MVP who didn't play the first two and a half quarters.
This was an appropriate conclusion to a season in which Maryland beat more ranked teams than anyone outside of the national title game participants, yet had a losing record against everyone else during the regular season. The Terps might be better next season or they might be worse, but they'll be hard-pressed to be weirder.
Anyway, I know a lot of folks will be cutting out of work early today (if you made it in at all), so here are a few polls on some of the biggest issues of the offseason. Vote and discuss and Eric will be back in 2009.
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