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The Plan For ACC Season

In a little more than 24 hours, the Terps will host Georgia Tech at Comcast Center in Maryland's conference opener. How the Terps fare in ACC play will determine whether the go dancing or not come March, and just as the intensity level surrounding the next 16 games will rachet up a notch, so too will my coverage of the team.

So here's my plan:

In the days leading up to a game, I will provide a scouting report on Maryland's opponent which will include thoughts from one of the opposing team's coaches (I can't gurantee it will always be the head coach, but I will try to get him as often as possible.) In addition, I also will provide analysis on Maryland's opponent from coaches of other teams that have played said opponent. That way, you're getting both a subjective view (a coach's view on his own team) and a more objective view (an outside, yet knowledgable voice on Maryland's next opponent).

In between games, I aim to post one long entry on a central topic concerning the Terps. This entry will be written as if it were going to be published in the print edition and will include numerous sources, as well as some insight and analysis into the team.

The day of the game, I'll provide any last-minute personnel news regarding either the Terps or that day's opponent. I'll also provide links to story's on the day's match-up from the opponent's hometown newspapers. After the game, I'll do the usual Three Up and Three Down. The day after each game will be filled with numerous, shorter blog posts concerning the previous game.

Once a week, I plan on providing some updates on how some of the noteworthy nonconference teams the Terps played over the past few months are faring and what that means in regards to Maryland's postseason hopes. For instance, especially given Wednesday's loss to Morgan State, Terps fans should hope Michigan State wins as many games as possible during Big Ten play, thus making Maryland's victory over the Spartans look all the more impressive.

And every once in a while, I'll try to provide some recruiting updates.

These plans, of course, are subject to change. You never know what's going to transpire over the course of a season, so either by choice or by necessity, some of these ideas may need to be altered or even completely changed. As always, feel free to let me know what you think of the coverage, whether you'd like to see more of something or less of another. My email address is and I always enjoy hearing your thoughts.

A scouting report on Georgia Tech will be posted in one hour.

By Steve Yanda  |  January 9, 2009; 6:45 AM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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That sounds like a pretty wonderful plan to me. I realize you are only one human being, but if you have time, some D.C. Sports Bog-like stuff on the quirks of the players would be nice as well. I liked all the bizarre Fridge quotes we were getting during football season.

Also, are there plans to let Camille Powell or someone loose on here to cover women's basketball?

Posted by: Lindemann777 | January 9, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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