The Maryland Terrapins played the Miami Hurricanes in college football on Labor Day evening and–believe it or not–the big story really wasn’t the new Maryland uniforms. The big story is that QB Danny O’Brien can play.

O’Brien, the 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, picked up where he left off last season by leading the Terps to an exciting 32-24 victory over “The U”.

By throwing for 348 yards and a TD, O’Brien displayed his skills to a national television audience as he helped Randy Edsell earn his first win as Maryland’s football coach.

A sophomore from North Carolina, O’Brien is the most talented quarterback the Terps have had in years. He’s cool under pressure and plays with maturity beyond his age.

While Edsell is definitely putting his stamp on the program, O’Brien is the key to this team’s success.

Monday’s Maryland win was fun, Byrd Stadium was rocking and the new uni’s made national news.

But as the season rolls on, we won’t be talking about how nice–or ugly–the uniforms are. We will be talking about how good Danny O’Brien is.

  1. Jeff says:

    I love how the fact that this was against a Miami team missing 1/3 of their starting lineup seems to get left out of the big picture. It was a great win, but I think people need to put it in perspective. It’s against a Miami program that is being rocked by scandals that has everyone involved with it waiting for the most serious stuff still to come down. It’s against a team missing 8 players, 7 of whom were starters including the starting QB. And with all these problems, you get them at your home stadium at night. I’m not trying to pooh pooh the win, but all these people talking makes you think they just beat a national title contender. Just trying to give it perspective.

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