Well, if having your tournament life sucked out of you on a buzzer beater wasn’t bad enough, the Maryland Football Team started to build toward rectifying the disaster of 2009 yesterday. That’s right, no sooner does basketball end for us, spring football is there to keep us busy here. The first of 15 practices was held yesterday, and not a lot came out of it.
For me the big news is Alex Wujciak lost some weight and is healthy. That second part hasn’t been said since he has signed to play at Maryland. Secondly, Drew Gloster has moved from linebacker to defensive end. Not a whole lot of interesting news developments yet.
Now on to what is important. In order for the Terps to improve on last years 2-9 record, the offensive line is going to have to really come together this year. Either that or Maryland better get ready to use all the quarterbacks on its roster, because some one may just get killed back there. The good news is Jamar Robinson showed some real flashes of what he can do with his legs. There were even some nice pass plays thrown in on limited occasions. He does seem to have a pretty live arm, and he sounds more confident already after getting some meaningful time last season. The question is who wins the back up roll, or for that matter is Jamar the starter come September? I think he will be, but who knows, stranger quarterback decisions have been made in College Park before. So, this spring is big for Danny O’Brien, C.J. Brown, and Miami (of Ohio) transfer Clay Belton to see who gets in the mix for the likely roll of the backup.
This is a big season for Maryland Football, and more importantly Ralph Friedgen. His job was in jeopardy after last season, and it could very well be agains this year if things don’t improve to say 6-6 or so. I also feel like this is a really big year for James Franklin. I understand Chris Turner wasn’ t the type of quarterback for his system, but I still don’t feel like he has brought the offensive system I was expecting to see from him. Jarmar Robinson, is a mobile quarterback with a decent arm. I really hope we open the playbook a little more this year, and if nothing else have a more exciting offense that might be able to keep some defenses on their heels. Here is to having a healthy spring boys! Go Terps.