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Terrapins Insider: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Video: Maryland's Travis Baltz talks about the lonely life of a kicker

Maryland place kicker-punter Travis Baltz, along with former Redskins great Mark Moseley and Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, sat down with The Post's video crew to talk about the life of a kicker. It's a companion piece to Michael Leahy's Post...

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 10, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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If Gus Malzahn declines offer, Vanderbilt could make one today to Maryland's James Franklin

If Vanderbilt’s long-shot hope of landing Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn falls through, James Franklin could be next in line to receive a head coaching job offer as early as today, multiple sources familiar with the search said very late...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 10, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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After two in-person interviews, Franklin could hear from Vanderbilt on Friday

James Franklin, Maryland’s offensive coordinator and head coach in waiting, is one of two finalists for the head coaching job at Vanderbilt, which could make an offer to a candidate as early as Friday, a source with intimate knowledge of...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 9, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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What James Franklin's interest in Vanderbilt means for Maryland

So, here we are, in the middle of December and at a critical juncture with Maryland football. James Franklin, Maryland’s offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting, is one of two finalists for the head coaching job at Vanderbilt, a source familiar...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 9, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Terps Stick with Starters for UNC Greensboro

Despite benching all but one of his starters to make a point about their lackluster effort against Temple on Sunday, tt looks as if Maryland Coach Gary Williams will stick with his starters for Wednesday’s game against 0-7 UNC...

By Liz Clarke  | December 8, 2010; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Source: Franklin a finalist for Vanderbilt head coaching job

James Franklin, Maryland’s offensive coordinator and head coach in waiting, has emerged as one of two finalists for the head coaching job at Vanderbilt, a source familiar with the details of the search said Wednesday. Stanford offensive coordinator Greg Roman...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 8, 2010; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Football  
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Friedgen: 'If people want to support this football program, they need to show up'

Steve Beck, the executive director of the Military Bowl, told me that he is counting on well over 30,000 fans at the Maryland-East Carolina game at RFK Stadium on Dec. 29. The breakdown includes more than 5,000 tickets given to...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 8, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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East Carolina coach hopes for sea of purple at Military Bowl

Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina's head coach, said Tuesday that he hopes RFK Stadium is awash in purple when the Pirates (6-6) play Maryland in the Military Bowl on Dec 29. East Carolina fans have already sold out their team hotel...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 7, 2010; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Friedgen to appeal to parents about scooter use

Now that a second Maryland player has suffered a season-ending injury in an on-campus motor scooter accident, Coach Ralph Friedgen plans to write a letter to players’ parents in which he will urge them to discourage or forbid their sons...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 7, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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James Franklin a 'more serious' candidate for Vanderbilt job

James Franklin, Maryland’s offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting, has grown to become a “more serious” candidate for Vanderbilt’s head coaching vacancy, a source familiar with the search said. Franklin is one of at least six candidates for the position, the...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 7, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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N.C. State Coach O'Brien: 'We have fans'

Thanks so much for the hundreds of emails. Please, keep them coming: prisbelle@washpost.com. I’m going to post the link to this radio interview from 99.9 The Fan in North Carolina. I’m also going to transcribe a portion that pertains to...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 7, 2010; 6:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Maryland CB McDougle to miss bowl game after scooter accident

Dexter McDougle, a redshirt freshman cornerback, will miss Maryland's game against East Carolina in the Military Bowl after suffering a broken clavicle in what a school official described as a "single scooter accident on campus" Saturday night. Teammate Isaiah Ross...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 6, 2010; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Terps Freshmen Make Case for Minutes as Starters Sputter

There’s no doubt who will face the most scrutiny when Maryland returns to practice Monday: Starting guards Cliff Tucker and Adrian Bowie, and, to a lesser extent, the team’s co-captains, Sean Mosley and Dino Gregory. The four veterans were put...

By Liz Clarke  | December 6, 2010; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Temple, Terrell Stoglin  
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For Maryland, the morning after a memorable ACC bowl selection Sunday

So, how does everyone feel the morning after? I mean that sincerely. Folks took yesterday pretty hard. I saw it in the comments I skimmed. I read it in the e-mails I scrolled through while at stoplights late last night....

By Eric Prisbell  | December 6, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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It's official: Maryland will play East Carolina in the Military Bowl (UPDATED)

(UPDATED WITH QUOTES) One bowl game after another passed on Maryland and its feel-good turnaround narrative, causing the Terrapins to free fall in Sunday’s bowl selection process until they were embraced by the only game that truly wanted them: the...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 5, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Vanderbilt and Franklin, Friedgen and an extension

Just as Maryland looks to lock down its bowl destination tonight, coaching speculation heats up: Late Saturday night, ESPN’s Bruce Feldman tweeted that James Franklin, Maryland’s offensive coordinator and coach in waiting, is under consideration for Vanderbilt’s head coaching opening....

By Eric Prisbell  | December 5, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Expected ACC bowl matchups: Maryland-East Carolina in Military Bowl

The gridiron version of Selection Sunday is finally here. Later today, Maryland is expected to be formally announced as East Carolina’s opponent in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium on Dec. 29, bowl executives and officials throughout the ACC said....

By Eric Prisbell  | December 5, 2010; 2:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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