The Washington Times - August 29, 2008, 09:46AM

This week brought Maryland’s move-in to its season-long housing and out of the highrise glory of La Plata Hall.

For those of you who lived in those brick monstrosities, you know they aren’t made for comfort. And if you’re like me and escaped the North Campus experience, then you know you missed a bullet.


But suppose you were right tackle Dane Randolph and were 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds. Then the highrise life would really stink.

And for one obvious reason: The inability to get a good night’s rest.

“I get a bigger bed,” Randolph said of moving back to his Commons apartment. “An actual bed. A bed with an actual boxspring. I definitely like that.”

Move-in day was supposed to be Sunday. Some guys were scrambling out of Saturday’s practice just to slip back to their usual quarters.

And, really, can you blame them?

“It feels so good,” Randolph said. “You get the bed, you get your own room. I have my own room and I can relax and I can go to sleep whenever I want to go to sleep.”

Fearless forecast: Randolph is going to love it when he has a mortgage down the road.

—- Patrick Stevens