September 13, 2013 |
The reception will be frigid on Saturday night at Rentschler Field, where Randy Edsall's Maryland football team will face Connecticut. Edsall knows this. Many Huskies fans still resent Edsall for the abrupt nature of his departure, when he flew directly to Maryland after Connecticut's Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma on Jan. 1, 2011. His players learned of their coach's decision to accept the Terrapins job only through Internet reports until Edsall finally informed them of the news.
May 1, 2013 |
In Gilman School football parlance, it's called recruiting fatigue. After guiding the Baltimore-based Greyhounds for 16 years, Biff Poggi can immediately recognize the symptoms. First, the college coach calls, wondering why Recruit X switched off his cell phone's voice mail, or why his Facebook account lay dormant for several days. Poggi then approaches the player, asking about a broken phone. "No," the player typically responds. "I'm just tired of talking. " Thursday, the NCAA Board of...
February 6, 2013 |
University of Maryland football fans still are waiting for Coach Randy Edsall to prove he's right for his job. You can't expect them to be happy after Edsall went 6-18 in his first two seasons combined in College Park. But perhaps Edsall's encouraging performance in recruiting should inspire at least a little confidence. Off the field, Edsall has won. In the Terrapins' 22-man recruiting class announced Wednesday, there are 14 players from Maryland and the District ,...
December 26, 2012 |
Joe Krivak, 77, the University of Maryland's head football coach from 1987 to 1991, died Dec. 25, the university said in a statement. Current head coach Randy Edsall said on Twitter that Mr. Krivak had leukemia. No other details about his death were released. Mr. Krivak was known as an outstanding coach of quarterbacks. As Maryland's quarterbacks coach under Bobby Ross in the 1980s, he worked with future NFL players Boomer Esiason, Frank Reich and Stan Gelbaugh. "He tutored some of the most prolific...
October 20, 2012 |
Tom Coughlin saw the signs six years ago, when his New York Giants players tuned him out because of a fundamental disagreement. They recoiled at Coughlin's emphasis on details, which seemed like minutiae to many of them but essential to their coach. He heard the whispers a year later, when new General Manager Jerry Reese and Giants ownership wondered aloud whether the team could win with Coughlin as coach, and might its chances be better with someone else? And he was...
October 16, 2012 |
When the C8 bus arrives in College Park, Joel rushes out and scurries across the University of Maryland campus. He's late, and he hates being late. The students don't seem to notice him — just another backpack and Terrapins cap — but when he reaches his destination, the gates open to one of the most exclusive spots on campus. In order to watch Maryland football practice, you need to be one of three things: 1) a player, 2) a coach, 3) Joel Ryerson, the 51-year-old...