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Terrapins Insider: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

Talkin' Terps: Is Maryland 'way out' of NCAA tournament?

Good afternoon. This week, the NCAA has invited reporters to participate in a mock selection exercise for the NCAA tournament. Among those participating is Seth Davis of CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. Earlier today, Davis tweeted that the "Terps aren't...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 18, 2011; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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For one game, Terps shine from the line

Lost amid the post-game analysis of Maryland’s 91-83 defeat at Virginia Tech, in which the Hokies became the third ACC team to sweep the Terps this season (joining Boston College and Duke), was good news from the free-throw line....

By Liz Clarke  | February 18, 2011; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jordan Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Dino Gregory, Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Terrell Stoglin, free-throw shooting  
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Talkin' Terps: Best-case, worst-case for next season?

Good afternoon. Now that Randy Edsall has filled out his coaching staff -- promoting Todd Bradford to defensive coordinator and hiring Keith Dudzinski away from Massachusetts to coach the team's inside linebackers -- let's start looking ahead to next season....

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 17, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Football  
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Randy Shannon, Larry Johnson rejections provide opposing recruiters ammunition against Terps

Maryland announced Wednesday that it was promoting Todd Bradford to defensive coordinator and hiring Keith Dudzinski, formerly the defensive coordinator at Massachusetts, to coach inside linebackers. Those moves were necessitated by Don Brown's recent and sudden departure to become the...

By Steve Yanda  | February 17, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall, recruiting  
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Morning links: Yahoo grades Maryland hiring of Randy Edsall

Matt Hinton of Yahoo's Dr. Saturday blog, in a post headlined "Meet the New Boss: Grading the Retread Coaching Hires," gives Maryland a B for hiring Randy Edsall. Writes Hinton, echoing much that has been written already about Edsall: "Edsall's...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 17, 2011; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Todd Bradford promoted to Maryland defensive coordinator

Maryland announced on Wednesday that Todd Bradford would be promoted to defensive coordinator and that Keith Dudzinski has been hired to coach the inside linebackers. Bradford was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Southern Mississippi the past three seasons...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 16, 2011; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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John Feinstein weighs in on Maryland basketball

John Feinstein has a column up about Maryland's lack of big wins this season. He quotes Raycom analyst Dan Bonner, who says the Terrapins only have "warning-track power." Gary Williams offers up some great quotes (as usual). On Maryland's freshmen,...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 16, 2011; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Talkin' Terps: What's Maryland's ideal lineup?

Good afternoon. Thanks to everyone who weighed in after Maryland's loss last night to Virginia Tech. A common theme throughout the comments was that Coach Gary Williams needs to perhaps start playing his freshmen more, namely Terrell Stoglin, Pe'Shon Howard...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 16, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Terps 16-10 overall; 0-26 in upsets

Things didn’t look good when Maryland started the ACC basketball season 1-3 in league play. But the outlook for the Terps was decidedly more bleak in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 91-83 defeat at Virginia Tech, which dropped Maryland to...

By Liz Clarke  | February 16, 2011; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Men's basketball  | Tags:  ACC standings, Maryland basketball  
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You have the floor: Talk about Maryland's loss to Virginia Tech

Game story will be up soon, but Virginia Tech just finished off Maryland, 91-83. The good: Terrell Stoglin, who had 25 points on 7-of-12 shooting, plus six assists and only three turnovers. Fairly close to unstoppable. The bad: Maryland had...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 15, 2011; 10:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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VIDEO: 'Post Sports Live' talks Terrapins' NCAA tournament chances

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Tarik El-Bashir sat down with Jonathan Forsythe to chat about Maryland's postseason hopes on the latest edition of "Post Sports Live."...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 15, 2011; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Talkin' Terps: Should Maryland have paid up for Randy Shannon?

Randy Shannon won't be coming to College Park to be Maryland's defensive coordinator, and the Baltimore Sun is reporting that negotiations broke down because Shannon stood to lose $1.5 million in buyout money from Miami, which fired Shannon as head...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 15, 2011; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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Report: Randy Shannon turns down Maryland

Former Miami coach Randy Shannon has turned down an offer to become Maryland's next defensive coordinator, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The story first was reported by the Baltimore Sun. Shannon and Maryland had been close...

By Steve Yanda  | February 15, 2011; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Morning links: Maryland travels to Virginia Tech for crucial contest

Good morning. Maryland faces Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., tonight. Most everyone thinks Maryland needs a strong run the rest of the way to secure an at-large berth. Coach Gary Williams would like to remind everyone that the ACC tournament...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 15, 2011; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The road gets tougher for Maryland's Jordan Williams

Greivis Vasquez knew the value of having a big man dominate inside during his senior season at Maryland. And he made a project of freshman Jordan Williams partly for that reason. The more attention Williams commanded under the basket,...

By Liz Clarke  | February 15, 2011; 6:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Jordan Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Virginia Tech basketball  
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ACC football schedules 2011

Hot off the presses, here is Maryland's 2011 football schedule, just released by Maryland. 2011 Schedule Sept. 5 Miami (Monday), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Sept. 17 West Virginia Sept. 24 Temple Oct. 1 Towson Oct. 8 @ Georgia Tech Oct. 15...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 14, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Football  
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Talkin' Terps: Is it time for a youth movement?

Saturday's loss at Boston College was certainly a deflating one for Maryland's NCAA tournament hopes. Over at the 68, Eric Prisbell says Maryland's best chance of earning an at-large berth is "to win at least four of its remaining regular...

By Washington Post sports editors  | February 14, 2011; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Could more joint minutes for Howard, Stoglin salvage the season?

In the search for his most effective line-up, Maryland Coach Gary Williams has tended to swap his two freshman point guards in and out, with Pe’Shon Howard coming in to relieve Terrell Stoglin or, more recently, bringing Stoglin off...

By Liz Clarke  | February 14, 2011; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  ACC standings, Boston College, Maryland basketball, Pe'Shon Howard, Terrell Stoglin  
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