Terps In Decidedly Better Shape Than 2009
By Steve Jones
When your marketing slogan is "Be There for the Comeback," you better be sure you’re good enough to deliver. The Maryland Terrapins have proven they are.
The Terrapins endured a horrible 2009. They lost their last eight games to close with a 2-10 record, and head coach Ralph Friedgen came close to losing his job despite guiding the Terrapins to six bowl appearances in his nine seasons at College Park.
But Maryland has buried the bad memory of last season. The Terrapins showed tremendous resolve in their gritty, season-opening win over a good Navy team, and became bowl-eligible with Oct. 30’s 62-14 blowout of Wake Forest. They are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in league play, tied for second place with North Carolina State in the ACC Atlantic Division and just a half-game behind Florida State. The Terrapins face those teams at home in the final two weeks of the season, following road games at Miami and Virginia.
The team just waiting for the season to end at this time last year is about to begin a meaningful November.
Posted Nov. 1, 2010