The Washington Times - September 6, 2008, 07:50AM

Boarding begins in another half-hour, so let’s get to this.

The best reason to believe Maryland will win tonight is superior size, depth and experience on the interior. And since the Terrapins‘ offensive and defensive lines offer an interesting contrast, it seemed a good time to take a look at how they’ve made each other better.



* Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun tells us Chris Turner is a competitor despite his laid-back demeanor.

* The Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell recounts Turner’s wild fortnight —- from losing a competition to start to nearly transferring to regaining the job when Jordan Steffy fractured his thumb.

* John McNamara of the Annapolis Capital takes a look at the steadiness of Anne Arundel County product and veteran cornerback Kevin Barnes.

—- Patrick Stevens