The Washington Times - June 1, 2011, 11:35AM

Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien wasn’t a first team all-ACC preseason pick in Phil Steele’s preview.

Three other magazines disagree.

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Both O’Brien and linebacker Kenny Tate are preseason first team all-conference picks according to Athlon, Lindy’s and the Sporting News in college football previews now on sale.

A rundown of individual and team accolades for Maryland from all three previews:

ATHLON

QB Danny O’Brien, first team all-ACC
DT Joe Vellano, first team all-ACC
LB Kenny Tate, first team all-ACC
PR Tony Logan, first team all-ACC, second team all-America
RB Davin Meggett, second team all-ACC

Maryland picked to finish 8-4 (6-2 ACC)
Maryland preseason ranking: No. 33
Maryland projected to earn Music City Bowl berth and face Auburn

LINDY’S

QB Danny O’Brien, first team all-ACC, ACC MVP, ACC’s “most accurate passer”
LB Kenny Tate, first team all-ACC, ACC’s No. 5 NFL prospect
RB Davin Meggett, second team all-ACC

Maryland picked to finish third in ACC Atlantic
Maryland preseason ranking: No. 43

SPORTING NEWS

QB Danny O’Brien, first team all-ACC, ACC’s “best passing QB”
DT Joe Vellano, first team all-ACC
S Kenny Tate, first team all-ACC, first team all-America, ACC’s “hardest hitter”
PR Tony Logan, second team all-America

Maryland picked to finish second in ACC Atlantic
Maryland projected to earn Military Bowl berth

Patrick Stevens