Rob Long: Take Another Look At The Terps

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(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

I have never had an issue with throwing myself on the sword. I love college football but I have not been a huge follower of the Maryland Terps. Some will say Terps football hasn’t been relevant. Lately, the biggest news for Maryland football was two years ago when all of the players bolted from the program for various reasons. Randy Edsall took a beating for it but insiders said it was in the best interest of the program. That all remains to be seen.

This year, the Terps prepare to play their final season in the Atlantic Coast Conference before joining the Big 10. This program will have to make several changes before they can truly compete in the Big 10. Playing powerhouse programs like Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin will take its toll on you if the folks at College Park don’t bring this program into the 21st century of college football. By the way, if you asked Randy Edsall, I’m sure he would agree with me. Better facilities would assist this coaching staff in bringing in recruits and ultimately add some gloss to a growing program.

Maryland has lots of talented high school football players. Just look at some of the rosters of the top 25 programs around the country. Why is Maryland losing those young men? If you don’t think spending more money would help, you need to take a long look at the state of college football in America.

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