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Terrapins signing day: your thoughts?

I’ll have more on Maryland’s recruiting class from Coach Ralph Friedgen later on today after his news conference. But here are some initial thoughts on the class: No one is going to claim this class is the ACC’s best. But I think something should be said for piecing together a top 40 class after a 2-10 season. Not a lot of coaches could do that. Early reports have Maryland with a better recruiting class than Wake Forest and Boston College.

It will be interesting how coaches contend with the challenges of putting together next year’s class throughout the fall because Maryland likely needs to post at least a 7-5 regular season record for Friedgen to keep his job.

On to this year’s class. Javarie Johnson, a linebacker out of Dunbar, is widely viewed as the best in Maryland’s class. A potential difference maker because of his height (6-4) and speed, Johnson also has a long wingspan and should be an impact player for the Terrapins in time. He can really come off the edge well and could potentially play some defensive end. He had originally verbally committed to Miami before choosing Maryland last month.

And how about Tyler Smith, a quarterback from Wilson Area High School in Easton, Pa., who has a strong arm and a quick release? Could be a wild card in the quarterback competition that will ensue during training camp.

If there was a recruit that got away, perhaps it was wide receiver Brandon Coleman, a 6-7, 215-pound All-Met talent from McNamara who picked Rutgers over Maryland. Both schools were among his finalists through most of the fall of 2009.

Again, I’ll have highlights from Friedgen’s news conference later on today. Here is a list of who is expected to sign with Maryland today and fax in their letters of intent. How do you feel about the class?

By Eric Prisbell  |  February 3, 2010; 10:59 AM ET
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I am channeling my inner Poop-Pete-Reston mindset here:
Who cares as long as Fridge is coach. He is a lame duck coach who will be around for 1 or 2 more years. After that, the whole coaching staff will be overhauled.

Terps football is officially stuck in mediocre limbo.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Hey Larry,

Respectfully disagree. Fridge has won at all levels. What was needed last year were players - especially OL and DLs, and better assistant coaching. Now vast improvement in the team might equal mediocrity for next season; only a complete tunr-around would equal success (10-2) in the minds of most folks on this board. 7-5 and a mid-tier bowl would be the bottom tier of success for some but the mid-tier of mediocrity for others. Not sold on the incumbent QB at this point. Would rather see a talented freshman take the reins if he is capable of doing so.

Rgeards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | February 3, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

MD is not a football school anyway. Anything Fridge can do is gravy. MD is a basketball school in a basketball hotbed. MD should be the Florida/Texas of the college hoops world. Get it?

Posted by: restonhoops | February 3, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Reston,

Most major colleges must be be succesful in football and b-ball to be financially sound, especailly for a school like MD in which the university's by-laws state that the athletic department must be finacially self-sufficient.

That said, I agree that MD is a basketball school, if you had to pick one.


Hugh,

You can also disrespectfully disgree. I don't mind. Just look at the reponse from RestonHoops. Fridge is a poor manager and a pain in the butt to work for...like a lot of bosses out there in the work place. Consequently, he has trouble finding competent subordinates (assistant coaches) who are willing to come and work for him. Dr. Yow's continued overzealous support of Women's B-ball may also play a role. If the women's b-ball team has a higher assistant payroll than the men's team (as reported recently by the Washington Times) then it is likely that Fridge may not have the financial resources to pull in a good staff.

I am not criticizing the man's football knowledge, it's just that being a head coach requires a lot more talents than football acumen. He has yet to field a really solid team with players that he recruited.

That said, the recruiting class he was able to pull in is astounding given the circumstances. Also, Fridge gets props for genuinely trying to develop kids into responsible men.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Biggest surprise is that the Post finally cares. I've been having to go to the Sun for all Terp news especially recruiting. Granted the Sun isn't what it was when Dinich (now with ESPN) was holding it down, but at least they put some effort there.

Posted by: mcmelton | February 3, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Reston,

Whose fault is it that MD is not the Florida/Texas of college b-ball? Dr. Yow? The boosters who financially support Gary's program? or Gary, himself?

Have you considered that Gary doesn't have the support from his athletic department that Bill Self or John Calipari has?

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

John Calipari is a proven cheat who will screw up Kentucky, given time. You really think he's that worthwhile to have as a coach in the longterm?

Gary isn't perfect in all ways, but he didn't have to vacate his two final four appearances, and he actually won a NC - Calipari has not.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | February 3, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

BrokenClipboard,

You beat me to the punch. Well said. UK made a deal with the devil when they hired Calipari.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 3, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that's why places like Ohio State, Pitt, Tennessee, Texas, and Villanova routinely out recruit us now. If Gary's not getting the support he needs then make his case publicly or step aside for someone that says warts and all I will make us visible in recruiting battles. Just as one small example I'm sure its Debbie Yow's fault that Scottie Reyonlds didn't play for MD. He is only the best player and leader for a team in line for a number one seed. Sure didn't need him.

Posted by: restonhoops | February 3, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

You don't have to aspire to be John Calipari (God help us if you do). Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Jay Wright, Jim Boeheim, Thad Matta and more get it done on the recruiting trail and in March.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 3, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Sweet, fantastic day.

Another Top-5 recruiting class for .500-Fridge!!!!!!!!!!

Oh wait?!?! I mean, Top-10.

No, hold on, I mean Top-15.

Ooops, pardon me, I mean Top-20.

Okay, I got it, Top-25.

Huh?!?! Seriously, okay, fine a Top-30 recruiting class.

Really?!?! Dag-nabit, fine I give in, a Top-35 class.

Grrrrrrr, starting to get frustrating. Okay, Top-40 class. Sweet. Start printing up the 2011 BCS Championship tickets.

Also gotta love how a thread initially about .500-Fridge's recruiting also turns into a Gary-the-God recruiting pow-wow.

Let's be real. Neither is the best recruiter. I mean one coach can recruit sweat like it's nobody's business and the other one can recruit Twinkies like they're going out of style.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Scottie Reynolds?!?! Who needs him. Who needed Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, 'Melo, or the bagillions of other good players from the DC-Metro/Baltimore area that UMD lets get away?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Calipari represents most of what is wrong with college basketball recruiting. There is a reason John Wall didnt' end up at Duke or Carolina even though he grew up so close to those schools. Roy Williams had said as much in very cryptic terms.

I just used those teams becasue they are at the top of the heap this year. By the way, Bill Self seems to magically get players at the last second (Tobias Harris) so I suspect that a little recruiting dishonesty may go along with his d*ck-headed personality.

Unfortunately, unless a major overhaul occurs in the AAU/college basketball recruiting system, the shady recruiters will continue to thrive. The noted exceptions are Tom Izzo and Roy Williams. I don't include Coach K because Duke has definitely fallen from their prime in the late 90's and early 2000's.

Which brings us back to the fundamental debate on this board...what are realistic expectations for the program?

As I have stated before, I believe Gary does a good job given the resources that he is provided. I think it is more likely than not that Gary's eventual successor will be less successful, assuming Dr. Yow is still heading the athletic department.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I have to say I'm not that impressed with this year's class, even after going 2-10. Florida, Florida State, USC, and Tennessee all had major post-season coaching drama (several had down seasons), yet all of these schools will likely haul in top 10 recruiting classes (Florida may be pulling in the best class in NCAA history according to Scout, Rivals, ESPN, and SI, despite Urban Meyer's waffling).

Maryland doesn't have any players within the ESPN top 150 or Rivals top 100. This class is ranked 41 on Scout and 36 on Rivals. Seriously, what the hell is so impressive or pleasing about it?

Posted by: SirPelleas | February 3, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey Poop,

Check the chronology of the posts. Blame this one on Reston Hoops.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

The fact that a coach that is gone in 1-2 years coming off a 2-10 season was able to pull in a Top-40 class is amazing.

As I said before, I am still not expecting anything approacing success until the entire coaching staff is overhauled, at which time Dr. Yow's head may be on the chopping block.

Hey Poop, feel free to start using the moniker "sub-.500 Fridge"

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

good post Kev29! Congrats to the Fridge BTW for a great class! I just said this is a hoops area.

Posted by: restonhoops | February 3, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Which is why, even if I don't always agree with him, Poopy is one of the funniest guys on the boards with a incisive insights. My wife asked last night about you - she mentioned the awards acceptance speech you wrote("Thanks to my lesbian mothers - Mom and Mom, i couldn't have done it without you.") and we were both cracking up.

Ok, its top 40 and your point is well taken; and who knows where it would have been if Javarie Johnson had stuck with his original plans. Still, they need to compete in the ACC, not the SEC, and they should be more competitive next year. Then again, how much less competitive could they been this past season?

They need big bodies for the lines and QBs who can play at the college level. Right now, I am uncertain that they have either. A great kicker would be nice too - how many wins back in Bobby Ross' day were thanks in no small part to Jess Atkinson? Certainly when Fridge was winning we had a very good kicker as well. Makes a lot of those 1 point losses turn into wins.

btw - its not tlike the liquor stores here have huge selections of um, water pipes to choose from. They seem to have some small models which they said tend to sell out whenever Merriweather has a big concert. Interestingly enough, they owner of the store said that he always gets a huge shipment in time for the Country Concert (never been, I assume there are mutiple acts and it seems to take more than one day) at Merriweather.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | February 3, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

The noted exceptions are Tom Izzo and Roy Williams.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 1:45 PM

And Jim Beiheim
And Jay Wright
And Thad Matta
And Rick Barnes
And Bill Self
And Billy Donovan
And Jeff Capel
And John Thompson III
And Dino Gaudio
And Sean Miller
And Buzz Williams
And Ben Howland
And Jamie Dixon
And Tom Crean
And Scott Drew

They're all out-recruiting Gary and I don't consider them dirty. But sure, blame AAU.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 3, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Whether you're amazed or not, the class leaves something to be desired. Recruiting continues to be a problem for Maryland and it may be getting worse.

Posted by: SirPelleas | February 3, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

@larry31, regardless of who is the coach next year, having a decent recruiting class this year is rather obviously a good thing. Would you rather have a brand new football coach next year whose sophomores are all crap?

To all: A top 40 class is actually nothing to sneeze at. And was was noted above, having that following a 2-10 season is a positive sign heading towards the fall. Good to know that Brown and Franklin can help put together such a good class. Hopefully it's on to a top 25 class next year.

Posted by: ckstevenson | February 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised we get any recruits at all in any sport. Between the crappy hot weather in summer, the crappy cold and wet weather in summer and our location between two of the most dangerous cities in the US, I'm surprised any kid would come here. The fact that Gary and Ralph can get any solid recruits here speaks volumes to their persuasiveness and ability to recruit.

Posted by: fushezzi | February 3, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the old "we should be happy with what we get" argument.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

and our location between two of the most dangerous cities in the US

Posted by: fushezzi | February 3, 2010 3:03 PM

If anything, the proximity to DC is a positive (see: Javarie Johnson landing in their laps). College Park doesn't need DC or Balmore, it's perfectly dangerous enough on its own. And sh*tty - that's hurting...

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/recruitinginsider/2009/10/havenstein_talks_wisconsin.html

"Havenstein said he liked that Wisconsin was located in a college town (Madison, instead of College Park) and that he enjoyed his official visit there last month. He didn't feel the need to bother with an official visit to Maryland; both he and Zwinak will scrap their visits planned for December."

The University only cares about the rankings of their grad schools, not the atmosphere in College Park for undergrads. That hurts the overall feel of the school, in my opinion.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 3, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

This year's class is ranked 36 by Rivals, which is being mocked by the usual suspects on here. Last year's class I believe was rated number 26 nationally by Rivals. And again, some on here mocked this. The year before that we were 38, the year before that we were 35, the year before 29, the year before that 16, the year before that 17, the year before that 32, and the year before that 35.

That's an average of 29th best class in the country since 2002, according to Rivals.com.

Well, I know some people on here think that is something to mock, something to complain about, something we should use against our head coach when calling for him to be fired. Etc, etc, etc...

But for the rest of us, who frankly have a little more common sense, having the 29th best class in the country on average over the last 9 years is not such a terrible thing. It's right on the borderline of a top 25 program, at least in terms of recruiting.

So I say kudos to Friedgen and his staff for putting together another solid class despite coming off a 2-10 season.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 3, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

There's really no argument Poo

If you could send your kid to College Park, MD or Madison, WI or Lawrence, KS or South Bend, IN.....where would you feel most comfortable sending your kid?

Facts are facts. If you're a student then maybe the proximity to DC is a plus. But when you are a top recruit its a negative. You're likely not looking for internships while at UMD, you're looking not to get stabbed at Greenbelt Mall.

Posted by: fushezzi | February 3, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Kev29,

And Jim Beiheim (he has been good lately)
And Jay Wright (stud, has built a successful program from the ground)
And Thad Matta (meh)
And Rick Barnes (the Durant thing was a little fishy, not sure how close he is to beeing dirty, but you can't argue with the results, think Clemson misses him?)
And Bill Self (when you out recruit Roy Williams, you are probably dirty)
And Billy Donovan (on the verge of missing the big dance 3 straight years, no thanks)
And Jeff Capel (good coach)
And John Thompson III (good recruits, has yet to be more successful than GW, no thanks)
And Dino Gaudio (has yet to be more successful than GW, good talent wasted, no thanks)
And Sean Miller ( AZ is 12-9 in a weak Pac-10, no thanks)
And Buzz Williams (Marquette is a solid program, I'll take GW though)
And Ben Howland (good coach, good recruiter, UCLA is a little off this year)
And Jamie Dixon (see Ben Howland, good job by Pitt AD finding two consecutive good coaches)
And Tom Crean (seriously? no thanks)
And Scott Drew (nice job at Baylor, but too early to judge)

Just my two cents.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

29th best since 2002. Wooo-hooooo. Let's give the folks at UMD a big pat on the back.

29th best.

Awesome!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

HGR,

With all due respect, if you and your wife think Poopy-O's Exec is funny, then you all must look at a snowy TV screen and pee your pants with laughter.

The dude is flat out not funny.

-Annoying? Yes.
-A hater of his supposed alma mater? Yes.
-An Internet stalker of Barno? Could be.
-Funny? No.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 3, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Larry - I'm not saying any of those guys can out coach Gary, I'm just saying they're out recruiting him. You need a coach that can recruit and coach - that used to be Gary (before the chaotic '02 class? '04?)

Posted by: Kev29 | February 3, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Section505203, well said. I love ya HGR, but you (and maybe Petecard) are on your own on that one.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 3, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

The reality is that very few high school athletes are going to want to play for a guy that looks like friedgen. Fair or not, the man is in horrendous shape and is winded every time he speaks. Nice guy, good coordinator, but a morbidly obese man in his 60's not someone you can rely on to recruit the best and brightest. He's never won with his own players. Time for an upgrade. Unplug the fridge.

Posted by: epdaly | February 3, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Lovely that instead of talking about another lackluster recruiting class that some posters want to change to subject and talk about me and hurl insults around at myself and others.

Guess anything that takes their minds off of sub-.500 Fridge's latest recruiting class.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Kev,

GW has had the same assistant coaching staff in place for 3 years. The level of recruits are improving each year becasue the current asssistant coaching staff have developed their recruiting contacts. Looks like Billy Donovan is going through the same trouble that GW experieced five years ago...it happens when all your staff leaves for head coaching jobs.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I definitely agree with that, Larry. Reliable assistants make a huge difference.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 3, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Poopy-O's Exec,

How did I "hurl insults"?

I called you annoying. Is that really hurling an insult? I said you're not funny, you hate on you supposed alma mater and you COULD BE an internet stalker.

Who else did I "hurl insults" at?

Man, someone needs a hug or in your case a bong hit.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 3, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to burst your bubble section540343203403 but for the 10000000th time I'm not O's Exec.

Geez, what's it take to get through your thick skull?

Not to mention that you're displaying stalker tendencies since you brought me up to begin with.

Yikes!!! Maybe I should alert The Post.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

And there's nothing wrong with bong hits. Especially if they're Bong Hits 4 Jesus.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Recruiting may have been fine, but it is how they are developed that will tell the tale on this. If they are not able to help this year, then chances are these guys will be playing for another coach in one year.

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | February 3, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Poop,

I noticed that you used the moniker "sub .500 Fridge".

Nice. I am so proud. Do I get any coyright royalites?

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Larry, your royalty check is in the mail.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Recruiting may have been fine, but it is how they are developed that will tell the tale on this.

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | February 3, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I think there is a legitimate question of whether Fridge gets the most out of his players, like Gary usually does. Year in, year out, our football team clearly has the talent. For instance, we have way more guys in the NFL than you'd ever expect from a program that isn't routinely in the top 10. But why these guys didn't perform better at MD is a legitimate question to ask and one I'm sure Friedgen has tried to figure out himself.

Shawn Merriman wasn't a full time starter until his junior year, and then he bolted for the NFL. Vernon Davis, a high school All American, really only had one big season at MD. High school All American Wesley Jefferson barely played until his junior year. Etc, etc. Does Fridge wait too long to put his younger players, regardless of how talented they are, out on the field?

In the past couple years we've seen him play his underclassmen a little more and more, especially freshman..though that may have been out of necessity and rather signaling a shift in his overall strategy. This year, necessity will also require him to play more of his younger guys. So, one way or another, hopefully we'll finally see our most talented players getting an earlier shot at playing time than they would have in the past at MD.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 3, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

And with all that just mentioned above,

Sub-.500 Fridge is still the best coach ever!

Don't ever forget it.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

So I criticize the class, therefore, I must lack common sense. Maybe I'm a bit harsh and frank, but I don't lack common sense.

Maryland has an an average class of 29th since 2002. Ok. What do we have to show for it?

What are the average classes of USC, Florida, Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, and Texas over the last 10 years? What do they have to show for it?

Posted by: SirPelleas | February 3, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

"Sorry to burst your bubble section540343203403 but for the 10000000th time I'm not O's Exec."
__________________________________________________________

Yeah, right. Whatever.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 3, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and don't forget Alabama...and I met since 2002, not 10 years..

Posted by: SirPelleas | February 3, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, right. Whatever.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 3, 2010 5:00 PM
------

Okay, Mr. Man. Prove it. Either prove it or shut your pie hole. Take to walk the walk Mr. Magnum P.I.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry Sir Pelleas. To some on here, being the 29th best is a GREAT thing. Heck finishing with a football record of 7-5 (and going to The Cheese-It Dicks Sporting Goods Volkswagon Bowl) or a basketball record of 18-12 (and being on the bubble) is FANTASTIC.

And you're not a true Terps fan if you demand/want exellence. It's just not reasonable to expect that so you should settle for mediocrity.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

fridge is the man... consistently putting guys in the nfl and except for a hiccup of last year going to bowl games... fridge still has an overall winning record... keep up the good work fridge...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | February 3, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Easy does it Poop. You're getting too excited. Take a bong hit and slowly walk away from the keyboard.

Posted by: larry31 | February 3, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

25% don't care but voted and read the article anyway...people are strange!

Posted by: magnetic54 | February 3, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

At least the Terps are a national power when it comes to soccer. They are like a factory. Look Omar Gonzalez, Maurice Edu, Taylor Twellman, etc... The fact is Sasho (the head coach of Maryland) can recruit, while Gary and Ralph cannot.

Posted by: RedskinAddict | February 3, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Shhhhhhhh 'Skinaddict.

This is TERRAPIN Insider (where really only football and mens basketball get discussed). You'd figure some of the other TERRAPIN sports would get some ink but no dice.

And watch out. What with your name and your accusations against sub-.500 Fridge and Gary-The-God, you'll have certain posters calling you a fakey Skins and Terps fan.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I think maybe Poopy-O's Exec got a bad bag of weed that was laced with some PCP or something. He's awful angry and defensive today.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 3, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey tough guy, prove it that I'm this O's Exec.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Now go back to your baseless accusations.

And if anything's got me angry/defensive today is that I've lost a couple of grand so far playing internet poker. No worries though, I'll win it back before the day is up.

And you should know, here in So-Cal, with the dispensaries/Co-Ops that I go to, there ain't no thing as "bad" bag of weed. Shoot weed doesn't even come in bag-form, it comes in prescription-pill containers. Oh snap!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

nobody from Baltimore...did I read that right...

Posted by: outrbnksm | February 3, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Consistently putting in players into the NFL doesn't mean anything.

Posted by: SirPelleas | February 3, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

I have an idea - why not bring MIKE BREY into the coaching picture here at College Park? White players love playing for him....

Posted by: iamasofaking | February 3, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

And if anything's got me angry/defensive today is that I've lost a couple of grand so far playing internet poker. No worries though, I'll win it back before the day is up.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA!!!!!! OMG too freakin funny. Whether this is true or not, you have to laugh at the thought of Poopy McPoop taking bong hits and playing internet poker, and losing thousands of dollars and then thinking he's going to win it all back after some more bong hits.

Hahaha! Lol what a loser.

Posted by: stcroix6 | February 3, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Maryland will never be able to compete for a national championship in football with the recruiting level it gets. We have two 4 star guys. Penn State has 14 4 star guys. USC has a bunch of 5 star guys. Va Tech has 4-5 5 star guys. Md has ZERO 5 star guys. How are they supposed to compete? With alot of development in 3 star players, some may jump up, but we may only be able to compete for ACC championship if we improve.

Posted by: sruppert | February 4, 2010 6:51 AM | Report abuse

Maryland will never be able to compete for a national championship in football with the recruiting level it gets. We have two 4 star guys. Penn State has 14 4 star guys. USC has a bunch of 5 star guys. Va Tech has 4-5 5 star guys. Md has ZERO 5 star guys. How are they supposed to compete? With alot of development in 3 star players, some may jump up, but we may only be able to compete for ACC championship if we improve.

Posted by: sruppert | February 4, 2010 6:51 AM |

Amen! We can't even compete for the ACC Championship with the players we're getting and the ACC is not a very good football conference. We need better players.

Posted by: SirPelleas | February 4, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Give credit to Fridge and Franklin. Securing a top 40 class after a 2-10 season is an accomplishment. All major needs were addressed: OLine, pass rushing DE's and QB. Now, let's turn around the 2-10 part!

Posted by: aviscardo | February 4, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The major needs that were addressed were ones that will seemlingly only preserve the status quo; though, time will tell.

Posted by: SirPelleas | February 4, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

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