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Terrapins Insider: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

A big day for Maryland's Torrey Smith against Virginia

For nearly two months, Maryland receiver Torrey Smith struggled to fully regain his acceleration and cutting ability because of a nagging ankle injury. But Smith had a big day Saturday --- 216 all-purpose yards in the first half – and...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 13, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Does Maryland's victory ensure Ralph Friedgen's return?

Maryland pulled away from Virginia after a wild first half to win, 42-32. I'm headed down for interviews. When asked if Coach Ralph Friedgen will be back after the Terrapins’ seventh win of the season, first-year Maryland athletic director Kevin...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 13, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Smith off to a big day, but ankle still an issue

For nearly two months, Maryland’s Torrey Smith has nursed a nagging ankle injury that has prevented him from being the Torrey Smith of old. After initially suffering the injury in the Sept. 25 victory against Florida International, Smith has struggled...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 13, 2010; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Maryland quarterback question: Danny O'Brien vs. Sam Hollenbach

We’ve got to do a re-vote on this quarterback question from earlier in the week because it was 47 percent to 47 percent. The last few precincts have yet to report (Montgomery and NW Howard County) but I have increasing...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 12, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Danny O'Brien, Football  
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Is Maryland's coaching situation confusing for recruits?

Okay, hypothetical situation here: You’re a recruit from the state of Maryland, and a good one. You’ve got cardboard boxes filled with recruiting love letters around the house. You’ve got dot-com recruiting gurus making your cell phone chirp with incoming...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 12, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Predictions for Maryland-Virginia ACC showdown

(I've posts on the coaching situation/recruiting and a QB debate coming very soon today, so please chime in with thoughts on those. I'm very interested in your thoughts on the topics. Thanks) It was interesting last Saturday. Starting right after...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 12, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Friedgen tells prospects he plans on being at Maryland for years

Working on a recruiting story, so I asked Coach Ralph Friedgen a few questions during Wednesday’s group interview session with reporters in his office. We know Friedgen’s contract ends after the 2011 season. And we know coach in waiting James...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 11, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Terps To Take Part in 2011 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

This time next year, Maryland will be getting ready to head to Puerto Rico for its early-season men's basketball tournament. The Terrapins are among seven of the eight schools announced Wednesday as scheduled to take part in the 2011...

By Liz Clarke  | November 10, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  2011 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Maryland basketball  
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Getting to know College of Charleston

Maryland vs. College of Charleston When: 7 p.m. (notes on parking here). Where: Comcast Center. TV: ESPNU. Radio: WWXT (92.7 FM), WWXX (94.3 FM), WTEM (980 AM). Tickets: Can be purchased here. Coaches: Terrapins' Gary Williams (22nd season at Maryland,...

By Matt Bonesteel  | November 10, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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One game to win: O'Brien, Turner or Hollenbach at quarterback?

I got into a discussion down in Florida with a couple other people about the fast progress of Danny O’Brien this season. In many people’s eyes, there is little doubt about O’Brien’s potential. It’s just a matter of how fast...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 10, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Franklin defends decision to run the ball late against Miami

James Franklin, Maryland’s offensive coordinator, defending the play calling on Maryland’s second-to-last drive against Miami. Quarterback Danny O’Brien handed the ball to Davin Meggett three straight times to try to gain a first down and bleed the clock. They couldn’t...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 10, 2010; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Crowning an ACC Atlantic Division champion 128 different ways

If you want the complete list of 128 different ways to crown an Atlantic Division champion, check it out here. Patrick Stevens figured it out in his down time. There are 31 scenarios that enable Maryland to claim the division...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 9, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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What was the worst part about Maryland's loss at Miami?

Ah, basketball season is here. This is such a fun time of the year...Now, we’ve all had a couple days to process the loss at Miami. Here are some of my thoughts: I’m surprised at the negative reaction toward Maryland...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 9, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Feel-Good Season-Opener Exposes a Weakness

Amid Maryland’s 105-76 feel-good romp over Seattle in its season-opener were a few agenda items to work during the quick turnaround before Wednesday’s game against the College of Charleston. The Terps got off to a fairly slow start, just...

By Liz Clarke  | November 9, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Adrian Bowie, Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, Pe'Shon Howard, Terrell Stoglin  
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Maryland-Florida State game set for 8 p.m. kickoff on ABC

Maryland gets its prime-time slot. The Terrapins will play Florida State in what promises to be a critical Atlantic Division showdown on 8 p.m. on ABC on Nov. 20. I remember another night game against the Seminoles in 2008. For...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 8, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Terps Open Against Up-Tempo Seattle

Maryland flexed its decisive advantage in speed and athleticism in routing Florida Southern, 106-58, in exhibition play last week. Monday’s season-opener against Seattle should offer a tougher test of legs and lungs. The Seattle Redhawks play an up-tempo style...

By Liz Clarke  | November 8, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Adrian Bowie, Cliff Tucker, Dino Gregory, Gary Williams, Maryland men's basketball, Sean Mosley, Seattle  
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Maryland, Florida State, N.C. State, Clemson in muddled ACC Atlantic Division race

Much of the talk on Coach Ralph Friedgen’s Sunday news conference understandably involved the muddled ACC Atlantic Division standings. Florida State, North Carolina State and Maryland all lost. There are three weeks left in the season. There are only 128...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 8, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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