Greetings and salutations on this Thursday morning. Time to see what’s cooking with Maryland football (and maybe something else, too).
My contribution to today’s dead tree edition is a look at how Maryland has all but abandoned seriously recruiting Florida – so much so that only two Florida natives are left on the roster, down from nine just two seasons ago. It’s a decision influenced by economic and recruiting realities. It isn’t necessarily bad, or good. It just is, and was worth delving into a bit.
So does the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Barker, in a more abbreviated form.
Eric Detwiler of the Diamondback offers a take on the Da’Rel Scott-Morgan Greenbackfield tandem.
The Official Dot Com Diva ranks the coaches of the ACC. Frank Beamer checks in at No. 2, Ralph Friedgen at No. 8 and Al Groh at No. 10. This endeavor is sort of like picking the Big East standings in football; you know who will be No. 1 (and, here, No. 2), and you know who will be last. Everything else is pretty much a scrum and highly subject to change.
And a loyal reader from the Old Dominion points out Beamer has opened Virginia Tech’s scrimmages this month.