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Terrapins Insider: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Defensive coordinator Don Brown to leave Maryland for Connecticut

UPDATED 5:54 WITH COMMENT FROM RANDY EDSALL TO POST UPDATED 4:57 P.M. WITH REACTION FROM RECRUITS' COACHES UPDATED 4:13 P.M. WITH U-CONN. ANNOUNCING BROWN'S HIRING Don Brown will leave his job as Maryland's defensive coordinator to accept the same position...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 4, 2011; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  Football  
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Talkin' Terps: The ACC's perceived downward trend

I linked to this story in the Winston-Salem Journal earlier today, but I think it's a good conversation starter. Do you think the perception of the ACC as being down this season is correct? If so, do you see this...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 4, 2011; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Morning links: ACC basketball a target for ridicule?

Good morning. Lenox Rawlings of the Winston-Salem inspired the somewhat inflammatory headline at the top of this post with this story, in which he writes: "The former giant among basketball leagues has become a gigantic target for ridicule." It certainly...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 4, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Catching up with Wake Forest

By all indications, Maryland (14-8, 4-4) should get its swagger back Saturday when struggling Wake Forest visits College Park for a 1 p.m. game at Comcast Center. Since Maryland’s 74-55 victory over the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Jan....

By Liz Clarke  | February 4, 2011; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Men's basketball  | Tags:  Maryland basketball, Wake Forest basketball  
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Better offensive rebounding a key for the Terps

Maryland’s 80-62 loss to Duke on Wednesday at Comcast Center underscored the vast disparity in the teams’ shooting ability. Midway through the season, Maryland (14-8, 4-4 ACC) still has but one reliable offensive play: Get the ball inside to...

By Liz Clarke  | February 3, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Duke basketball, Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Nolan Smith  
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Talkin' Terps: Predict Maryland's record in the home stretch

So this happened last night. Probably best not to dwell on it too much. Which, based on his postgame comments, is what Maryland Coach Gary Williams is telling his players today at practice. "We're 4-4 in the league, we've played...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 3, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Morning links: Maryland-Duke, the morning after

Good morning. Getting right to it: Duke shot well. Maryland, mostly, did not. The result was an 80-62 Blue Devils win. "I didn't think we were playing with the energy necessary to play a team as good as Duke," Terrapins...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 3, 2011; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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National Signing Day: Edsall feels 'very, very good' about first recruiting class at Maryland

Maryland football Coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday that he feels “very, very good” about a 20-player recruiting class that he feels gives the Terrapins “all the capabilities” to win the ACC in the future. He also had a message for...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 2, 2011; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen, recruiting  
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Maryland vs. Duke: Send us your tweets, photos, videos

The Post Now blog is covering everything happening outside of Comcast Center tonight, and they want your tweets, photos and videos. Click on the link for all the details....

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 2, 2011; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Maryland vs. Duke: New contributors have emerged for both teams

Less than four weeks have elapsed since Maryland lost to Duke, 71-64, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. But when the teams meet again Wednesday — this time at Comcast Center — both squads will be slightly changed. The main difference...

By Liz Clarke  | February 2, 2011; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Duke basketball, Maryland basketball, Pe'Shon Howard, Ryan Kelly, Terrell Stoglin  
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Talkin' Terps: Why do you hate Duke?

In today's Post, Mike Wise weighed in with a column pondering why everyone hates Duke and Coach Mike Krzyzewski, "whose kids nearly all graduate, whose program never smells of probation and whose only major crime is that he wins?" So...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 2, 2011; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Morning links: Busy Wednesday with Maryland-Duke, Signing Day

Good Morning. Happy Signing Day. Happy Maryland-Duke Day. Happy Groundhog Day. Anything else going on? (scans Wikipedia) Happy 34th birthday, Shakira! Maryland-Duke links first: Liz Clarke has a look at how Maryland is trying some novel approaches to keeping things...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 2, 2011; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Football, Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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More on Randy Edsall, his staff, the future of Maryland recruiting

Happy Signing Day, everyone! Recruits can't actually sign their letters of intent until 7 a.m., so it will be roughly another hour before all the fun begins. Maryland's Class of 2011 -- ranked No. 9 in the ACC by the...

By Steve Yanda  | February 2, 2011; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Bowie CB A.J. Hendy elects to stick with Maryland

Maryland coach Randy Edsall, who's been on the job almost exactly a month, notched a significant recruiting victory Tuesday night when Bowie cornerback A.J. Hendy announced in his high school's gymnasium prior to the start of a varsity boys' basketball...

By Steve Yanda  | February 1, 2011; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall, recruiting  
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'Post Sports Live': Previewing Maryland-Duke

After starting the show with some Georgetown talk, Jonathan Forsythe, LaVar Arrington, Liz Clarke and Paul Tenorio chat about Maryland-Duke on this week's episode of "Post Sports Live." Fast forward to about the 5:15 mark for Terrapins talk....

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 1, 2011; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Talkin' Terps: Best Maryland-Duke game in College Park?

It's Maryland-Duke Eve. Today's question is simple: Which Maryland-Duke game in College Park was most memorable? Recent Results March 3, 2010: Maryland, 79-72 Feb. 25, 2009: Duke, 78-67 Jan. 27, 2008: Duke, 93-84 Feb. 11, 2007: Maryland, 72-60 (Maryland goes...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 1, 2011; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Morning links: Maryland-Duke is looming

Good morning. Some quick links. The Blue Devils are coming of a rather humbling loss to St. John's, and Coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn't pleased with his team's effort. Krzyzewski's daughter is recovering from a stroke she suffered in December. ESPN...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 1, 2011; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Report: Maryland Coach Edsall bans motor scooters

After a season in which two Maryland football players were injured in separate campus motor scooter accidents, new football Coach Randy Edsall has said players are no longer allowed to ride them around campus, according to Maryland’s student newspaper. In...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 1, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Mike Krzyzewski: 'We weren't ready to play' vs. St. John's

There was no bigger story in college basketball last weekend than Duke’s 93-78 throttling at the hands of unranked St. John’s at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Closer to home, the import of defeat — when dropped the NCAA...

By Liz Clarke  | February 1, 2011; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Men's basketball  | Tags:  Duke basketball, Kyrie Irving, Maryland basketball, St. John's basketball  
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TE coach John Dunn to serve as Maryland's recruiting coordinator

Maryland coach Randy Edsall said in an email Monday night that tight ends coach John Dunn will serve as his staff's recruiting coordinator. Edsall also said that wide receivers coach Lee Hull, a holdover from former coach Ralph Friedgen's staff,...

By Steve Yanda  | January 31, 2011; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Talkin' Terps: What should matter most to the Selection Committee?

In Sunday's dead-tree editions, Liz Clarke quoted Gary Williams extensively on what the Maryland coach viewed as the ACC's public relations problem this season. Williams suggested that much of the national discussion around the strengths and weaknesses of various conferences...

By Washington Post editors  | January 31, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Mosley: 'I think we can win any game'

It has taken razor-thin defeats, double-digit victories and a half-dozen variations on the starting lineup. But the identity of Maryland’s 2010-11 basketball team has finally taken shape over the last two games. While not as talented as some, the...

By Liz Clarke  | January 31, 2011; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, Sean Mosley  
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Middling Georgia Tech a beast at home

While Georgia Tech’s 10-9, 3-3 record may not strike fear into opponents, the prospect of facing the Yellow Jackets on their home court this season is another matter. Tech is 8-2 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum and boasts an average...

By Liz Clarke  | January 30, 2011; 6:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Adrian Bowie, Georgia Tech basketball, Maryland basketball  
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