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  1. Deadspin Piece On The Terps

    But that's about what even a good coach would be or someone that wasn't "in over his head" would be out of the gate. MD was in need of a huge rebuild. I'm not aware of many coaches that voluntarily quit P5 jobs so they can go be a coordinator somewhere. And that's because it doesn't have much of a purpose. Durkin is not going to be Kirby Smart. He's not going to be Jimbo Fisher. He's not going to go from coordinator to major P5 job. He's just not regarded as that good of a defensive mind. So why go back to a place like Michigan or Florida? So he can build up his reputation and end up right back where he currently is? A middle of the road P5 job? He's exactly where he would 5 years from now, except 5 years older.
  2. Deadspin Piece On The Terps

    You think he's going to leave to go back to being the DC at a school like Michigan? Why did he ever leave them to begin with if that's the case?
  3. Deadspin Piece On The Terps

    Playing in the Big Ten East sucks. But MD is in a much better situation in the Big Ten than the ACC in terms of path to winning. The Big Ten is: Three teams with elite recruiting ceilings: Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State. One team with a lower end very good recruiting ceiling: Nebraska Maybe two teams with good recruiting ceilings: Michigan State and maybe Rutgers The rest are teams with absolutely no talent in their states, and without the resources to go to other states and win 4* battles. The ACC has: Three teams with elite recruiting ceilings: FSU, Miami, Clemson Two teams with lower end very good recruiting ceilings: VT and UNC And then a bunch of teams with good recruiting ceilings. Wake, BC, and Syracuse don't have much of a recruiting ceiling. But that is the norm in the Big Ten, especially the Big Ten West. Playing in the south gives the ACC access to far more talent than the Big Ten, which makes it far more difficult to win in.
  4. Deadspin Piece On The Terps

    You mean fired or him taking another job? It's wayyyyyy too early to fire him. And he hasn't done anything to make him wanted by other programs. At best the next upgrade for him would be an Arkansas level program. But he hasn't done anything that would make that level of program target him.
  5. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    And Oregon State
  6. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    Butch Jones out at Tenn. So far it's: UF UT Ole Miss
  7. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    Would love to see the entire Big Ten eliminated. It's crazy, but you could have both the Pac 12 and Big Ten completely eliminated from the college football playoffs by the time the Iowa-Wisky game is over. Throw in some very probable losses in the Big 12 so that every team has 2 losses, and you COULD be going into this situation come conference championship weekend: Undefeated Miami v. Clemson, Clemson wins. Undefeated Alabama v. Undefeated UGA, whichever wins. Selection committee votes those same 4 teams in the playoffs. Because who else gets in? 1 loss Wisky, even if they win the Big Ten, isn't getting in over 1 loss Clemson, Miami, or Bama-UGA loser with their schedule. None of the 2 loss teams from the Pac 12 or Big 12 are getting in over those teams. And 2 loss ND isn't getting in over them. You'd have to put those same 4 teams in the playoffs. Granted that is only one possibility, and Miami, Bama, and UGA could all lose tonight. But it's still probably as likely a situation as any of the other possible situations.
  8. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    Now rumors are Gators aren't even considering Frost. Narrowed it down to Strong, Kelly, Stoops. College Football coaching replacement season is so underrated in terms of drama.
  9. Deadspin Piece On The Terps

    1. I don't know that. To me, recruiting rankings are everything. The numbers show that. You need elite recruit rankings to be an elite team. You need very good rankings to be a very good team. Good rankings to be good. Etc., etc. The numbers show that. There are a few exceptions year to year, 4 year cycle to 4 year cycle, but recruiting rankings overwhelmingly matter. 2. This year there are 10 players in the 247 composite with a 4* or above ranking in the state of MD. Last year there were 9. So by what metrics are you saying this year is a down year for elite players? 3. A class between 25 to 30 isn't outstanding. You putting it in context doesn't make it any less outstanding. Football is not played in a vacuum. You have to beat other teams. A class between 25 to 30, even if it's outstanding for "Maryland," just isn't good enough. 4. Everything you're saying is true. I remember I got in a long debate over the MD job with a poster on this board, who tried to argue it was a better job than the Miami job and other jobs that were opening that year (Miami is currently 8-0, and has a Top 5 recruiting class, sooooo). I kept saying he doesn't appreciate how tough this job is. So I'm with you. But that's all the more reason why you just kinda have to say, "damn, we really needed this to go our way this year." It's absolutely true MD did not build on the class from last year. Even if you want to say it's a good class for Maryland. It's still not as good a class as last year's class was. They took a step back. That's objectively true. And MD reallyyyyyyyyyy needed it to be like last year when you're playing in the Big Ten East. If you started with last year's classes, the talent gap between MD and Penn State/Michigan/Ohio State only grew over this last year. And that sucks. With a better year on the field, maybe an upset of one of the powers, the recruiting momentum would have continued. Instead it took a step back, even if it's still good relative to MD.
  10. Deadspin Piece On The Terps

    Last year they signed eight players with a 4* or above ranking. This year they have three players with a 4* or above ranking. And they don't really appear to be in a good position to sign anymore than that. Last year they signed 5 of the top 10 players in the state. This year they have three committed, and that's about all they look like they are going to get. Their class last year finished 18th. This year it's on pace to finish between 25 and 30. It's impossible to say recruiting hasn't slowed down. That first year coaching staff bump is over, and they didn't build off of it. The 30th ranked class might be nice for MD, but what does that get you in the Big Ten East? 3 losses and a battle with Michigan State to see if you can avoid a 4th? This is a program that really needed to have some things go right on the field so they could build on the momentum they had with the recruiting class last year.
  11. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    Looks like Frost to UF is basically a done deal. I like that hire for them if it does happen. Everybody in the SEC has been trying to find Saban clones the last 10 years. The way to beat Saban isn't to try to find the next Nick Saban, it's to try to find the next Urban Meyer. Frost doesn't have a long track history, so it's a bust potential to the hire. But there's a high boom potential as well. And even if he isn't an elite recruiter, UF is a school that is going to funnel you at minimum a Top 15 recruiting class. http://studio.omaha.com/TBL-Adam-Rittenberg--Scott-Frost-likely-will-end-up-at-Florida-33216547 Assuming Nebraska fires Riley, which I have no idea why they wouldn't, wouldn't be shocked to see Mike Leach hired after Nebraska hired Washington State's AD. Leach doesn't have much of a reputation as a recruiter, and being hundreds of miles away from the nearest football talent isn't exactly going to help that much. But it's not like anybody else in the Big Ten West recruits above an average level. I could see Leach taking his 3* recruits and dominating the 3* recruits in the Big Ten West. Catch a schedule type year like Wisconsin is having this year where you only play one of the Big Ten East powers, and then you only have to pull two upsets and you're in the college football playoffs.
  12. Deadspin Piece On The Terps

    Buh needs to go. Bell I give another year due to the injuries. Just a really bad finish to the season that started off so well. Recruiting momentum was already slowing down after that first year class bump. Now it's coming to a standstill. Really needed a bowl game.
  13. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    Can also eliminate VT, to the extent they were an actual playoff contender.
  14. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    Can maybe add the entire Big Ten. Wisky was banking on beating a highly thought of Big Ten East team in Big Ten championship game. Now they aren't going to have that. Even if they win, I don't know if they get in with that schedule.
  15. 2017-2018 College Football Predictions

    Ohio State is eliminated from playoff contention.