The thing about having a program legend on your coaching staff is there are no shortage of stories tying together the present and the future.
Like when Maryland’s basketball team was at Duke last year and saw Keith Booth rebounding and playing defense —- and not scoring at all and fouling out —- in a game televised on ESPN Classic during the team meal.
So when I saw Booth take a charge in the alumni game, I knew I was going to eventually hear about how that was setting an example for this year’s guys on what it takes to play defense.
Sure enough, Booth delivered that message just a couple hours later.
So, yes, it is the type of play Maryland will need. And if Booth mentioned it to me, heavens knows the Terps will hear about it around 8:01 a.m. tomorrow.
—- Patrick Stevens