The Washington Times - July 26, 2009, 12:14PM

I rolled into BWI at a lovely early hour … and waiting at the gate were none other than Chris Turner and Nolan Carroll.

If it was a different hour … one in which any of us were actually completely awake, maybe I could have just done the interviews there and not bothered with the trip.

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No matter. The chance to chat with both players at length comes at 2:30 p.m. Maryland is in the first group of schools meeting with the print media.

But first, commissioner John Swofford’s football forum at 1. Who wants to bet the SEC’s mammoth TV contract (and the ACC’s fairly-soon-to-expire deal) is a topic of conversation?

Among the notable non-Maryland players: Clemson’s C.J. Spiller, Georgia Tech’s Jonathan Dwyer and Wake Forest’s Riley Skinner, plus Virginia’s Vic Hall and Virginia Tech’s Kam Chancellor.

So more to come as the day progresses.

Patrick Stevens