PINEHURST, N.C. —- Other than vague assurances Maryland will “be multiple” on both sides of the ball, new coach Randy Edsall has offered few specifics about how the Terrapins will actually operate.
Unsurprisingly, his coordinators hinted at fewer concrete details in their limited media sessions in the spring.
Any specificity beyond some cursory observations will no doubt have to wait until after Maryland’s Sept. 5 opener against Miami. It’s possible to glean something from the depth chart, as well as to read into where the Terps’ coordinators have plied their trade.
Offensive coordinator Gary Crowton has worked with the Chicago Bears, Brigham Young, Oregon and Louisiana State over the last decade or so. Defensive coordinator Todd Bradford is coming off a stint at Southern Mississippi.
Sure enough, quarterback Danny O’Brien and linebacker Kenny Tate mentioned Sunday they’d looked at film of their respective coordinators’ previous teams.
The more intriguing facet of the discussion dealt with what the Terps didn’t watch —- notably on offense.
“No UConn stuff, because the offense has nothing to do with [UConn],” O’Brien said of his head coach’s former school. “Some LSU film, some BYU film, some NFL film even. It’s kind of a combination of everything he’s done.”
—- Patrick Stevens