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Hello Maryland fan here figured i would preview Terps 4 youguys

Posted: 7/2/2014 10:05 PM

Hello Maryland fan here figured i would preview Terps 4 youguys 


Here we go.


At QB We have CJ Brown he is  5 year player He is 6'3 210  4.60/40 speed Dual Threat QB with  pretty good Arm strength. But for Sure what he does best is running as a QB. I would give him 7/10 in accuratcy , 8/10 as a running and 6/10 in Arm power. 9/10 in leadership. With a solid Oline and Weapons like Diggs, Deon Long , THe Jacobs Brothers (both sun 4.45 speed guys ) Amba Etta And Co, He should have a 2800 passing  22 Td,  650 yards running year.

at Rb We have 4 solid  guys 1. Brandon Ross, - who is a pass catching , RB with very good balance and ok speed over 200 pounds can break long runs. 6.5/10 in RB talent, #2 is Wes Brown Rs Sophomore 7.5/10 in talent, #3 /4 back ups 6/10 in talent

Wideout you already know about Stefon Diggs he can make a Cb miss in a phone both, 9.5/10 talent wise. 
Deon Long is very good also  8.5/10 talent, Etta Amba  6'2 185 Wr great speed, can jump out of the gym, 7/10 , We have King a bigger Wt 6'3 200   7.5/10, And Taivon Jacobs a speedster think Of Ted Gin Jr, he is WORLD class sprinter runs a sub 10.60 /100 meters  6/10,  his older brother is also a Wr for us Lervene Jacobs  6.5/10 
We dont really pass to Te,s much  they are mostly for Power running game, but we have 2 solid guys one frm PA and Conn. 6/10 each.

Oline is kinda Shaky We had a 4 star  big OT coming in but he didnt make it and went to Kansas. THe Ot who picks Umd over Rutgers Was suspended for the season. So Our depth at Tackle isnt that strong. But we have Talent,  5 star freshman coming in funny enough he is like a Copy of Anthony Davis a OT RUtgers had a couple of years ago. he is Massive  6'6 305 agile , strong, great feet. he should start at RT or Guard and work his way to being LEFT tackle of the future. Other freshman  is Derwin Gray  big guy very athletic should start out at RT or One of the guard spots.

Out Starting Left and Right tackles from  2013 are pretty solid  3 star recruits  big guys , but not sure how they will fair vs Ohio state, Mich state and Mich , but they are ACC, Big east level tackles, They are Guard level Big ten guards thought.





Ok now for defense, out D line is pretty solid we run a 3-4 Strong big Nose guy. We ave De Andre Monroe who had 9.5 sacks last year. And 3/4 Outside linebackers who are big and quick. And middle back and weak side backs who are Seniors. 

As a Maryland fan i feel out LB group is going to shock alot of people with our athleticism. Look out for Matt Robinson 6'4 240 runs about 4.66/40, but he was a Safety about 2 years ago. he can cover Slot Wide outs Te,s , Rbs and blizt the passer. He is do it all guy. Goree is classic Weak Side back Will guy. We have some kids who can play i would place us at #4. All our linebackers have alot of playing experience too. Even our back ups like Alex Twine AKA THE HEAD HUNTER. This guy is like a rocket shot out of a cannon he is a special teams leader and ace. We have a backup guy Abner Logan the guy is built like Robo Cop 6'1 235 4.4 /40 like 5% body fat. Hits like Barry bonds on an Angry day, only bad thing for us is he is going to miss 6 games Because he had some off the field issues. Cole Farrand is our LEader at backer Classic down hill middle linebacker 6'3 245 4.7 comes to play 100 tackles a year type of guy.

We are a 3/4 team so we also have Lb pass rushers Ngakoue, Yannic is a big time high 4 star recruit for us in 2013, he is a true sophmore now. 6'2 250 and can get to the Qb and Lay the wood. Cudjoe-Virgil, Yannik is our other pass rushing LB 6-2 255 senior was having an out standing year , before season ending injury. Dude is a beast pass rusher. SO yeah Maryland has about 6-7 linebackers who can be alot of damage. A good mix of speed will Linebackers, Classic Middle Backers And 3/4 NFL type pass rushers. We also have an Aggressive Defensive coach in Steward who coaches in the NFL with the Cowboys and Texans and loves to make Qbs lives a living nightmare.


Our secondary is pretty green. We have Will Likely who is 5'8 but plays about 6'1. Florida kid speed, tough athletic, he is also a very good kick return. Who averaged about  29 yards a kick return. He is a True Sophomore.
#2 Is Jeremiah Johnson Senior Cb  not a flasy cb, more of a solid technical CB. 4.5 speed
#3-5 are about the same solid guys but not tested

At Free Safety we have a ALL Big ten candidate Sean Davis is tall, 6'1 had very good instincts and gets to the football, had over 100 tackles.  He is a Jr.

At Strong Safety We have Anthony Nixon a solid safety good athlete Jr

Special teams kick returner we have a SPoil of riches, Diggs, Will Likely, Taivon Jacobs, Veii (speed Rb) Lerverne Jacobs, DeAndre LAne (a speed 5'7 Wide out)

PUnt returner we have either Will Likely or Diggs again.

Kicker is solid, 

Punter is ok. 

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Posted: 7/3/2014 12:16 AM

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So what's your prediction for wins this year?
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Posted: 7/3/2014 5:47 AM

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Thanks for the rundown. Your team sounds pretty good and playing against you might be an ominous task. What is your prediction for the game? Thanks.
Restore the Order, Go Hawks!
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Posted: 7/3/2014 6:21 AM

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Sounds like Maryland is a speedy team that could give Iowa fits. I'm going to the game and hope for the best.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 9:06 AM

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Sounds pretty biased. This team was 7-6 and 3-5 in a not very good conference. Iowa wins 28-10
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Posted: 7/3/2014 11:51 AM

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A green offensive line against our defensive line should work well for our defense.  If it's a quick 3 step drop passing attack that could give us fits with new linebackers and quick wideouts.  We'll need to make our running game go and control time of possession.  It will be interesting and Hawkeye fans will be watching your out of conference games closely I'm sure.  Welcome to the Big.

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Posted: 7/3/2014 2:07 PM

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dsmhawkeye3 wrote: Sounds pretty biased. This team was 7-6 and 3-5 in a not very good conference. Iowa wins 28-10

They had massive injuries last season, with Diggs and Long two of the most important casualties.

If they stay healthy, look out. Diggs and Long are both high draft pick WRs and Brown has been at QB for a few years.

If they are still healthy when Iowa goes to Md.....this is gonna be a real trap game for the Hawks. They are the kind of quick, speedy finesse team like NW that gives Iowa fits.

I like Iowa to win 28 to 27...nail-biter..
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Posted: 7/3/2014 4:23 PM

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db by the name of Will Likely, gotta love that. Should be a good game and hopefully the Hawks will prevail. Thanks for the info.

GO HAWKS!!!!!!!
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Posted: 7/4/2014 6:59 PM

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7 wins seems about what i think we will do. 
jsnyder19 wrote: So what's your prediction for wins this year?
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Posted: 7/4/2014 7:00 PM

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I dont know yet, if Maryland spreads Iowa  out. We might be about to win this one. But if Iowa plays keep away and runs the ball all day it could be a long day. I think its 50-50. 
floridahawk wrote: Thanks for the rundown. Your team sounds pretty good and playing against you might be an ominous task. What is your prediction for the game? Thanks.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 7:02 PM

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Thanks for the welcome, yes am kinda worried about our Oline, But its not exactly green because our starting left tackle and right tackles are back and center. We brought in up grades to those positions they are freshmen who will be worked in slowly. Am guessing at guard spots. 
DowsHawkfan wrote:

A green offensive line against our defensive line should work well for our defense.  If it's a quick 3 step drop passing attack that could give us fits with new linebackers and quick wideouts.  We'll need to make our running game go and control time of possession.  It will be interesting and Hawkeye fans will be watching your out of conference games closely I'm sure.  Welcome to the Big.

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Posted: 7/4/2014 7:05 PM

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Yes He has a cool name. It will be a great game i can tell already. Big10 is awesome already seen a huge up tik in our recruiting kids from Florida love the big10 i see. 
HawkDog47 wrote: db by the name of Will Likely, gotta love that. Should be a good game and hopefully the Hawks will prevail. Thanks for the info.

GO HAWKS!!!!!!!
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Posted: 7/6/2014 3:45 PM

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Brazilman,

I think Maryland has a very good team coming back from last year. When Maryland was 4-0 going into the FSU game I was anticipating a close competitive game, but it was a 63-0 blowout. I know there were Maryland injury problems that contributed to the extent of the blowout.

After the FSU game Maryland went 3-5, and finished 7-6 overall.

Here is the 2014 Maryland schedule:
Date Opponent Location
  Sat, Aug 30  James Madison College Park, Md.
  Sat, Sep 06  USF at Tampa, Fla.
  Sat, Sep 13  West Virginia College Park, Md.
  Sat, Sep 20  Syracuse at Syracuse, N.Y.
  Sat, Sep 27  Indiana * at Bloomington, Ind.
  Sat, Oct 04  Ohio State * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Oct 18  Iowa * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Oct 25  Wisconsin * at Madison, Wis.
  Sat, Nov 01  Penn State * at University Park, Pa.
  Sat, Nov 15  Michigan State * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Nov 22  Michigan * at Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Sat, Nov 29  Rutgers * College Park, Md.
I see 2-3 nonconference wins, and then the Big Ten schedule is brutal. I would think Maryland will be favored over Rutgers. Aside from that game I would guess that in advance of the Big Ten season Maryland would be dogs in all other games. I suspect that Penn St might not be as good this year as it has been, so Maryland might pick up a win there, or possibly even against Iowa, but a win against Iowa would be an upset.

Maryland is in for a challenging season. I would guess there are three nonconference wins, and 2-3 conference wins for a total of 5-6 regular season wins, but I would lean more toward 5.

Welcome to the conference. Good luck.

There seemed to be some disappointment amongst Maryland fans when it was announced Maryland would leave the ACC. But season ticket sales for Maryland football are on the rise.

What do you think the perception is now amongst the fan base regarding the move?
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Posted: 7/6/2014 7:41 PM

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70% of Maryland fans love the move. 
You dont think Maryland can beat South Florida, West Va , ANd Syracuse? James Madison we have that game. We can beat Rutgers, Indiana thats 6 games in regular season.
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Posted: 7/6/2014 8:55 PM

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Well, get ready for Big Ten football....tough in the trenches and bone jarring hits. The Terps will need depth because the first six games sort out the teams and those with depth survive.
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Posted: 7/6/2014 10:31 PM

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Brazilman2015 wrote: 70% of Maryland fans love the move. 
You dont think Maryland can beat South Florida, West Va , ANd Syracuse? James Madison we have that game. We can beat Rutgers, Indiana thats 6 games in regular season.
You know as well as I do that James Madison is not a gimme. They are a regular participant in the FCB playoffs. In 2009 Maryland defeated James Madison by 3. It is likely Maryland will win.  Let's say 85% chance.

USF has been weak the past few years under Lou Holtz's son, and was 2-10 under Willie Taggart a year ago. I am not an expert on USF, and what is coming back, but let's estimate Maryland having an 85% chance of defeating USF.

West Virginia is next. You blasted them a year ago, and surprised the college football world by the decisiveness of the blasting. It is a home game for Maryland. WVU had a bad record of 4-8 last year, but were not far out of most of their games, and they had some good wins. I would guess that WVU will return to better form, but who really knows. Let's say 70% odds of Maryland over WVU, and that may be generous.

Syracuse was 7-6 a year ago, narrowly defeating Minnesota in a bowl. This game is at Syracuse. According to this site, home field is worth 3.8 points lately. http://predictionmachine.com/c...field-advantage However, both Maryland and Syracuse are not ranked in the top 50 in terms of home field advantage. It is Syracuse's home field so I will project a 55% odds of Maryland over Syracuse, with almost no analysis of the merits of Syracuse, except their record was better than Maryland's a year ago, and Maryland defeated Syracuse last year, at College Park.

Add all that up and I get 2.95 wins out of the first four. I realize this is not in-depth analysis, but you can see how one might reasonably arrive at 3 wins in nonconference play even if the Terrapins are improved, and favored to win all four games.
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Posted: 7/8/2014 9:32 AM

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Listen i totaly understand BIG10 teams and their fans. Look at Maryland  getting beat by Wake forest, and Marshall and saying ahhh show us first. Its cool you play the games on the field. Not on off season SPorts boards. And i get people think i am overrating my team. But people will see. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY injuries last 2 years. PEOPLE ARE HEALTHY now. PLus because we had so many  players get injuried. It let our Freshmen and RS freshmen get a ton of playing time. Now we can great depth at WIde out RB,  QB,  D line, Linebacker and Safety.
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Brazilman2015 wrote: 70% of Maryland fans love the move. 
You dont think Maryland can beat South Florida, West Va , ANd Syracuse? James Madison we have that game. We can beat Rutgers, Indiana thats 6 games in regular season.
You know as well as I do that James Madison is not a gimme. They are a regular participant in the FCB playoffs. In 2009 Maryland defeated James Madison by 3. It is likely Maryland will win.  Let's say 85% chance.

USF has been weak the past few years under Lou Holtz's son, and was 2-10 under Willie Taggart a year ago. I am not an expert on USF, and what is coming back, but let's estimate Maryland having an 85% chance of defeating USF.

West Virginia is next. You blasted them a year ago, and surprised the college football world by the decisiveness of the blasting. It is a home game for Maryland. WVU had a bad record of 4-8 last year, but were not far out of most of their games, and they had some good wins. I would guess that WVU will return to better form, but who really knows. Let's say 70% odds of Maryland over WVU, and that may be generous.

Syracuse was 7-6 a year ago, narrowly defeating Minnesota in a bowl. This game is at Syracuse. According to this site, home field is worth 3.8 points lately. http://predictionmachine.com/c...field-advantage However, both Maryland and Syracuse are not ranked in the top 50 in terms of home field advantage. It is Syracuse's home field so I will project a 55% odds of Maryland over Syracuse, with almost no analysis of the merits of Syracuse, except their record was better than Maryland's a year ago, and Maryland defeated Syracuse last year, at College Park.

Add all that up and I get 2.95 wins out of the first four. I realize this is not in-depth analysis, but you can see how one might reasonably arrive at 3 wins in nonconference play even if the Terrapins are improved, and favored to win all four games.
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Posted: 7/9/2014 12:34 AM

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I receive what you are saying. C.J. Brown has had injuries at least 3 of the years he played, including against FSU last year. And if I recall, I think at least one of Maryland's receivers was out much of the year last year. And he was a top receiver. But they may be injury prone players, which could impact the team this year.

You are right. We have to play these games on the field. I really look forward to this season.

I get concerned as were the Maryland fans about how  conference musical chairs effects rivalries. Maryland's entry into the Big Ten can have some of the same effects on Iowa's relationships with the eastern of the Midwestern schools.

But nevertheless, welcome to the Big Ten, and I truly hope you enjoy your time in the conference and develop relationships with other Big Ten teams. I look forward more to Big Ten games than any game Iowa has ever played against Iowa State. Conference games are more important.
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Posted: 7/9/2014 8:14 AM

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Date Opponent Location
  Sat, Aug 30  James Madison College Park, Md.
  Sat, Sep 06  USF at Tampa, Fla.
  Sat, Sep 13  West Virginia College Park, Md.
  Sat, Sep 20  Syracuse at Syracuse, N.Y.
  Sat, Sep 27  Indiana * at Bloomington, Ind.
  Sat, Oct 04  Ohio State * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Oct 18  Iowa * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Oct 25  Wisconsin * at Madison, Wis.
  Sat, Nov 01  Penn State * at University Park, Pa.
  Sat, Nov 15  Michigan State * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Nov 22  Michigan * at Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Sat, Nov 29  Rutgers * College Park, Md.
Good Discussion.  I want to play!

It really doesn't sound like you two are in much disagreement, and I'm not either, here's what I see using my could/should/will formula:

JMU - Should win (this is a very strong should win)
USF - Should win
WVU - Should Win
Syracuse - Could win
Indiana - Could win
OSU - Will lose
Iowa - Should Lose
Wisconsin - Should Lose
PSU - Should Lose
MSU - Should Lose
UM - Should Lose
Rutgers - Should win

win 75% of should wins (4)
win 50% of Could Wins (2)
win 25% of Should loses (5)
Will = Will, win or lose (1)

This comes out to 5-6 wins (they'll either win 1 or 2 of the should lose games).

If Iowa had this schedule, I'd be hard pressed to predict more than 6-7 wins, it's brutal.  Similar to Nebraska's "welcome to the B1G schedule."
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Posted: 7/9/2014 10:25 AM

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hawki14 wrote:

Date Opponent Location
  Sat, Aug 30  James Madison College Park, Md.
  Sat, Sep 06  USF at Tampa, Fla.
  Sat, Sep 13  West Virginia College Park, Md.
  Sat, Sep 20  Syracuse at Syracuse, N.Y.
  Sat, Sep 27  Indiana * at Bloomington, Ind.
  Sat, Oct 04  Ohio State * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Oct 18  Iowa * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Oct 25  Wisconsin * at Madison, Wis.
  Sat, Nov 01  Penn State * at University Park, Pa.
  Sat, Nov 15  Michigan State * College Park, Md.
  Sat, Nov 22  Michigan * at Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Sat, Nov 29  Rutgers * College Park, Md.
Good Discussion.  I want to play!

It really doesn't sound like you two are in much disagreement, and I'm not either, here's what I see using my could/should/will formula:

JMU - Should win (this is a very strong should win)
USF - Should win
WVU - Should Win
Syracuse - Could win
Indiana - Could win
OSU - Will lose
Iowa - Should Lose
Wisconsin - Should Lose
PSU - Should Lose
MSU - Should Lose
UM - Should Lose
Rutgers - Should win

win 75% of should wins (4)
win 50% of Could Wins (2)
win 25% of Should loses (5)
Will = Will, win or lose (1)

This comes out to 5-6 wins (they'll either win 1 or 2 of the should lose games).

If Iowa had this schedule, I'd be hard pressed to predict more than 6-7 wins, it's brutal.  Similar to Nebraska's "welcome to the B1G schedule."
MD's win total could depend, quite heavily, on how well and quickly, they adjust to the intensity of B1G football AND the game planning and adjustments B1G coaches can excel at. It's a whole different bread of animal in the B1G.

MD has had well more than it's share of injuries the past two seasons. However, talent alone doesn't always come out on top in the B1G. MD will be very hard pressed to win at Madison, Ann Arbor and PSU. There home games against O$U, Iowa and MSUx could all three be losses. Although, MD could split Iowa and MSUx.

If I was MD, I would hope that a non con of 4-0 is attainable and with 2 BIG wins, they could be bowl eligible. This would help to keep the recruiting momentum going that Brazilman described.  If this happens, and with the population base MD should enjoy, they could become player in the B1G East, in a few years.
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Posted: 7/9/2014 5:14 PM

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You really think that the intensity of Big Ten football and the adjustments by Big Ten coaches are all that much better than in the ACC or any other Big 5 league?

Everybody plays hard.  Coaches move around like crazy and  so there are Big Ten assistants on Md staff probably.

Md might have have the talent in the trenches, I agree, but they have skilled players who are Big Ten ready.

If they struggle it will likely be the trenches that cause them to lose.
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Posted: 7/10/2014 10:04 AM

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hawkjth wrote: You really think that the intensity of Big Ten football and the adjustments by Big Ten coaches are all that much better than in the ACC or any other Big 5 league?

Everybody plays hard.  Coaches move around like crazy and  so there are Big Ten assistants on Md staff probably.

Md might have have the talent in the trenches, I agree, but they have skilled players who are Big Ten ready.

If they struggle it will likely be the trenches that cause them to lose.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 8:28 AM

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Good discussion. Thanks for stopping by Terps fan! Welcome to the B10.

In my opinion, Maryland will struggle to adjust to the B10 this year because of the guys up front. The Terps definitely have talent at the skill positions, but if the team is getting beat up in the trenches on both sides of the ball it really limits what kind of impact the skill position plays may have. I think Maryland will compete well with the lower half of the B10, but it will be an uphill battle for them when they face teams that are consistently pretty strong up front like OSU, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Iowa. Michigan is living off their reputation. They've been getting exposed in the trenches for quite some time. Unless that has changed this year, they will once again be a finesse team that I think Maryland can compete against.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 10:18 AM

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This Terp person has offered team analysis over on the Wisky Boards as well, and seems a decent sort. All in all, the replies are similar. I think it will take a couple of years, but either or both of Maryland/Rutgers is/are going to be more competitive than we BIGs now think. Of course, consensus now places both just above the currently execrable Purdue, so that is a low bar. Both need to 1) get past the "hazing" schedule of 2014-15, wherein they meet the entire top half of the league, including Hawkeyes and Badgers, 2) "learn" BIG teams' propensities, stadiums, etc., and 3) alter recruiting to BIG style, including bigger/stronger linemen in particular. Nevertheless, I forecast that one of them, come 2016/17, will be in the BIG East Title race on Nov. 1, having beaten one of those ferocious East leaders (OSU, MSU, PSU) and likely Michigan (which will probably be under new and uncertain management), garnering great PR. Then they'll falter, but make a New Years' day level Bowl. Welcome to the BIG.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 2:22 PM

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ArvadaHawk wrote:
hawkjth wrote: You really think that the intensity of Big Ten football and the adjustments by Big Ten coaches are all that much better than in the ACC or any other Big 5 league?

Everybody plays hard.  Coaches move around like crazy and  so there are Big Ten assistants on Md staff probably.

Md might have have the talent in the trenches, I agree, but they have skilled players who are Big Ten ready.

If they struggle it will likely be the trenches that cause them to lose.
Yes.
Yes PLUS 1000

I've spent the first half of my life in Iowa and as a Hawkeye, forever and BIG TEN Homer.  (Bias admitted)  I've spent more of my second half of life in ACC country in Durham.  The ACC in football is no where near compares to BIG TEN football in terms of toughness, winners, tradition, fans, tail-gating, coaching... nothing.

Local schools... Duke, Wake, UNC, and NC State... Virginia?  Sheesh... GA Tech, Boston College? (added lately)

No where near the success and tradition of even the mediorce, (sp) middle of the road teams of the BIG TEN.  Clemson has the best overall history and did get a "mythical", I repeat mythical Nat Champ in 1981 against Nebby?

Florida State got added later after The Big Ten added PSU.  FSU didn't lose a conference game for like 8 years?  VA Tech and Miami got added a few years ago.  VA TECH is tough and I respect them but have been ACC members barely over history.  Miami had there HEY DAY, waaaay before joining the ACC

Back to point... I'm glad Maryland bolted from the ACC.  The Terps have been dissed and never really been respected and accepted by the  ACC.  Fortunately MD was the only member north of the Mason-Dixon line and north of DC.

Maryland has a great tradition in football and in basketball.  The Terps will bring a lot to the BIG TEN.

Back to the OP.  IOWA could have some of the most dominating OL and DL at the same time in 20 years... barring injury.  It's all about the trenches.

If so. nothing will matter.. the Terps will go down when Iowa shows up in College Park.

Welcome to you Terp fans and happy to have you.
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Posted: 7/14/2014 8:36 PM

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I will chime in on this one......

I'm an NC State grad and we live in Raleigh. But I'm married to an Iowa grad and avid Hawkeye fan. As such, I long ago adopted Iowa as my team to follow in the BIG. And for well over a decade we go back to Iowa City for at least one Iowa game per year when NC State is away. I have also attended games at OSU and most traditional ACC venues.

I agree with some of what Aaron has to say above. In football, the BIG has more tradition (no doubt). The BIG has bigger stadiums on average, which stands to reason as they only have one private school vs many small private schools in the ACC with small fan and alumni bases. And the BIG schools are all giant land-grant schools with typically just one in a state to lock up the fan base. The opposite is true in the state of North Carolina which has FOUR ACC schools plus East Carolina dividing the fan base and resources.

Furthermore, it certainly won't hurt my feelings to see Maryland get creamed for years in the BIG. I have no love lost for them for lots of reasons going waaaaaay back. But I disagree with Aaron above on the "degree" of difference he perceives from the BIG to the ACC.

Having a lot of experience watching BOTH up close, I think the BIG is generally a deeper conference from top to the bottom. But the teams at the top of the ACC are "generally" every bit as good as the top of the BIG. Some years less so, some years more so. Neither conference is on par with the SEC from a competitive standpoint. But I'd like to think neither operate in the "manner" of the SEC either. Well, except for the degree of systemic fraud we now know about at UNC. But I digress....

As for tailgating, obviously the BIG has the huge alumni bases and giant stadiums so that clearly tilts toward the BIG and really not close either. FSU, Clemson, VT, NC State, and Louisville, however, have GREAT tailgating scenes with hard core fans and rowdy environments. The degree of "rabidness" goes down from there, however. I, of course LOVE tailgating in Iowa City. I like the old school Big Ten flavor on a gray overcast day (brats, beer and parking in people's yard). It's great!  Down here we mix in a bit more bourbon, a pig-pickin' and sun-dresses on the ladies.  But it's ALL good stuff regardless.

I just prefer to recognize and celebrate the variety in flavors found in different regions when it comes to tailgating rather than say one particular place or conference is just "end all be all". Good tailgating can be found all over the country...... even down East in G-Vegas for East Carolina games (that's Greenville for the uninitiated).

Back on point. Have fun with the Terps. We plan to drive up to College Park to watch Iowa hopefully stomp them on their home field. I expect the Hawks to be well represented in Byrd Stadium with plenty of Black & Gold.
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Posted: 7/15/2014 3:39 AM

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not really ACC vs Big Ten traditionwise is only out of skew at the top

Michigan, Ohio St, Penn St, Nebraska are top ten programs

Mich St, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Maryland are next tier

Indiana, NWestern, Rutgers, Purdue are below average

FSU, Miami are top 15 types

Ga Tech, Clemson, Pitt , Syracuse, Va Tech match the 2nd tier of the big ten quite well

UNC, NCSU, Louisville, Virginia, BC are average

WFU, Duke are among the bottom

not too much different other than Big Ten has two more elite programs



aaronzuriel wrote:
ArvadaHawk wrote:
hawkjth wrote: You really think that the intensity of Big Ten football and the adjustments by Big Ten coaches are all that much better than in the ACC or any other Big 5 league?

Everybody plays hard.  Coaches move around like crazy and  so there are Big Ten assistants on Md staff probably.

Md might have have the talent in the trenches, I agree, but they have skilled players who are Big Ten ready.

If they struggle it will likely be the trenches that cause them to lose.
Yes.
Yes PLUS 1000

I've spent the first half of my life in Iowa and as a Hawkeye, forever and BIG TEN Homer.  (Bias admitted)  I've spent more of my second half of life in ACC country in Durham.  The ACC in football is no where near compares to BIG TEN football in terms of toughness, winners, tradition, fans, tail-gating, coaching... nothing.

Local schools... Duke, Wake, UNC, and NC State... Virginia?  Sheesh... GA Tech, Boston College? (added lately)

No where near the success and tradition of even the mediorce, (sp) middle of the road teams of the BIG TEN.  Clemson has the best overall history and did get a "mythical", I repeat mythical Nat Champ in 1981 against Nebby?

Florida State got added later after The Big Ten added PSU.  FSU didn't lose a conference game for like 8 years?  VA Tech and Miami got added a few years ago.  VA TECH is tough and I respect them but have been ACC members barely over history.  Miami had there HEY DAY, waaaay before joining the ACC

Back to point... I'm glad Maryland bolted from the ACC.  The Terps have been dissed and never really been respected and accepted by the  ACC.  Fortunately MD was the only member north of the Mason-Dixon line and north of DC.

Maryland has a great tradition in football and in basketball.  The Terps will bring a lot to the BIG TEN.

Back to the OP.  IOWA could have some of the most dominating OL and DL at the same time in 20 years... barring injury.  It's all about the trenches.

If so. nothing will matter.. the Terps will go down when Iowa shows up in College Park.

Welcome to you Terp fans and happy to have you.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 9:24 PM

Re: Hello Maryland fan here figured i would preview Terps 4 


That is a tough conference schedule.  West Virginia is normally respectable as well.

Welcome to the Big 10!
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