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Where are the fans?

By Eric Prisbell

I'm in the chilled press box here at Sun Life Stadium. I saw pockets of fans in the parking lot. But there's hardly anyone in the cavernous, sterile stadium and we're 13 minutes shy of kickoff. And this is homecoming. This ain't exactly a vintage Miami Hurricanes football ambience.

If this isn't the worst homecoming environment at a BCS-level school, I don't want to see what is.

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 11:42 AM ET
Categories:  Football  
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that acutally does sound like "vintage" miami. they're usually about half full

Posted by: mcmelton | November 6, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Had KDorsey caught a TD yet? He was clutch on that last series. Terps up 7-6 and on their way to "Proving It"

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | November 6, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Ahem. WUJ! Let the beat down commence.

Posted by: HughGRection | November 6, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

mmm. nice to hear the home crowd booing when only down 14-6. The comments on the feed for jtv are priceless:

Are there turtles in MD?
Our QB situation has s8cked for years.
Fire Shannon.

Still find play-calling a bit questionable.

Wonder if that was an audible by DOB.

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | November 6, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

nice prediction from whoever predicted a pick 6 today

Posted by: garrett4 | November 6, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

unacceptable letting Robinson handle that goal line play

Posted by: garrett4 | November 6, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Sounds normal to me. You asked earlier where are the MD fans at a home game? This is easy to answer. MD has been a weak team for 7 years. You asked, "why the fans were not at games after one bad year?" Last year was just the seventh year of very poor teams. Sure they went to a nothing bowl but the teams were slow, error prone, and lost to any reasonable football program including William and Mary. This team is not much better, they gave up something like 500 yards yesterday, got Killed by Clemson and were so bad against West VA they might as have stayed home. When they show they can stop a decent team and complete more than 9 passes against a reasonable defense on a regular basis the fans will return to College Park and some fans will attend the away games. Until that time fans will stay away. Remember the ACC is already second or third level football. Who wants to watch an ACC team beat a really bad team like Wake or two weak teams like MD and BC in a 3 point game. MD vs Miami is a mismatch as shown by a 4th string QB racking up over 500 yards. See you after two or three years of a strong team.

Posted by: geoski | November 7, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

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