Hail to the Victors Valiant—errrrrrr–Fight Fight Fight for Maryland!!!!!!!!
Great performance from CJ Brown today who truly was the dual threat QB we have seen before
After 5 first half drops CJ never quit or gave up on his teammates
Brad Craddock 3-3 on FGs –what else is knew
Edsall threw his headphones high into the air as the game ended
biggest cheerleader on bench—easily Stefon
Will Likely–another interception –his league leading 6th
101,000–Terps are 5-1 on the road
Can’t complain about the breaks–they all went Maryland’s way today
Absolute joy watching this game and please don’t tell me winning in the Big House is easy
Can you possibly imagine that a win over Rutgers next week will conclude a season that no one could have imagined
As usual the defense bent but never broke
I am speechless
Opening statement … “I’m just really proud of our players and happy for them. To come out there, their first experience playing Michigan and coming to the Big House and coming away with a win — and the way we did it, coming from behind, ending the game like we did, running the ball — I’m just proud of them. I really challenged our offensive line last Sunday and through the week and challenged our whole team — they came out and responded. It’s hard to win on the road, it’s hard to win here, but these guys showed their determination, their heart, their character, so like I said, I’m very proud of them.”
On the performance of Maryland QB C.J. Brown … “He’s a competitor, and he came out today and did all the things we needed him to do. He played the way that he’s got to play to be successful. He was using his legs, moving around back there. Again, we did some things to help him. We said we were going to let it fly, and we needed him to be the guy to run the ball for us. We got him on the corner a little more, he threw the ball pretty well, and he didn’t get down when we had four drops in the first half. He just kept battling. As I told you guys, I didn’t want to make a change. And I don’t know if that motivated him, but he was a warrior today. He was a great leader in the huddles and on the sideline, he kept everybody pumped up. I’m so happy for him. As a quarterback and a head coach, we both get too much credit when we win and too much blame when we lose, and I know he’s feeling good and he should — he played a whale of a game.”
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The New Cole Field House
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The University of Maryland today officially unveiled the vision for a dynamic academic, research and athletic facility in Cole Field House. The $155 million project will renovate and expand Cole Field House to include the Terrapin Performance Center, the Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance and the future home of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The University of Maryland also announced a gift of $25 million from Under Armour founder and CEO and UMD alum Kevin Plank in support of the new Cole Field House.
“The new Cole Field House is not just an important project for Maryland Athletics, it is a signature project for our entire institution,” said President Wallace D. Loh. “For our students, faculty, staff and alumni, this project will be a point of pride, and a reminder of the world-class athletics, groundbreaking research and innovative academics here at the University of Maryland.”
“This project brings together two of my favorite passions, Maryland athletics and entrepreneurship,” said Kevin Plank. “The lessons I learned on the football field in College Park continue to fuel my entrepreneurial spirit and shape my professional approach. By fostering a generation of entrepreneurial-minded young adults, we are preparing our students not just for the next four years, but for many years to come.”
The Terrapin Performance Center will include a dynamic indoor football practice facility, strength and conditioning facilities, team locker room, meeting rooms and offices. Two outdoor turf fields will also be constructed on the west end of the facility. The fields will also be made available to all UMD students for intramural sports.
Just a few thoughts:
Yes the defense played well, but conversely the offense had trouble with the Zone. Melo, Nickens, Dion, and Pack shot a combined 10-30. To Turgeon’s credit, he made some solid adjustments at halftime as the Terps played a much better 2nd half. But expect to see Herb Sendek (Arizona State) play lots of zone on Monday.
Another strong energy game for Jake Layman. He was 5-6 from the field and scored 12.
Cekovsky and Dodd were somewhat dominated by the opposing center.
Jared Nickens came off the bench and put some life into the offense, as he finished with a game high 13 points.
Melo was a bit tight early on but settled down in the 2nd half.
Coach Turgeon’s Post game Remarks
“I thought we were terrific defensively tonight. We guarded a lot and did not really finish the game the way I wanted to defensively, but up until about the five-minute mark I thought we were tremendous. We really had not practiced switching screens very much, but we did it in the game tonight and it really helped us. I thought we did a good job controlling their penetration for the most part. I thought we got into a much better flow offensively in the second half and we shot a better percentage (52%). We executed at a much higher level in the second half and were also able to make our free throws. It was not as pretty as you would like it any other night, but it was a good win. I thought Fordham played really well and they had to slow it down a lot because they had a guy out. We prepared for a totally different team than what we played against.”
Last tuneup before Arizona State on Monday
Terps junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who suffered a lacerated kidney against Penn State on Nov. 1, has not practiced this week and will not play when Maryland travels to face Michigan on Saturday, according to multiple sources.
Sophomore Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 17 of her career-high 25 points in the first half to lead No. 8 Maryland to an 85-67 victory over No. 25 South Florida Wednesday night at the XFINITY Center.
Sophomore Lexie Brown added 15 points and redshirt senior Laurin Mincy had 10 for the Terrapins (3-0). Junior Malina Howard had her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman Kristen Confroy also had 11 points off the bench for Maryland.
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