Box Seats: Rick Nelligan


Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Shaking things up offensively: part two

Yesterday in part one of my post on how to shake up the Terps offense, I laid out the changes I’d like to see in Maryland’s offensive philosophy. If you missed it, the Cliff (Tucker) Notes version is to get...

By Rick Nelligan  |  02:39 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Shaking things up offensively: part one

Welcome to part one of a two-part series on my solution for Maryland's offensive struggles. It’s been no secret this year that the Terps have been about as frustrating as it gets against quality opponents. There are as many reasons...

By Rick Nelligan  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Maryland-Virginia Tech - renewing an unheralded rivalry

Thursday night, the Terps face off against who I would argue is their biggest rival in the ACC outside of Duke – Virginia Tech. Not only are the Hokies attempting to break into the basketball recruiting scene in the Maryland-D.C....

By Rick Nelligan  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Maryland-Villanova - Gotta find the girlfriend

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, the Terps are currently on the outside looking in. It’s kind of like they are the cool guy at the front of the line at the hottest club in D.C., but their good-looking...

By Rick Nelligan  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Just shoot the ball!

To this point in the season, it seems like the only teams the Terps can beat are the same one’s I played in high school. When it’s come to ranked opponents, Maryland has been maddeningly frustrating. And not because they...

By Rick Nelligan  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011

Way earlier than necessary 2011 NFL mock draft

Welcome to my first 2011 NFL mock draft. In all actuality, this is probably the third one I’ve done so far this season so I could have some hope for the Redskins future, but this is the first one I’ve...

By Rick Nelligan  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/07/2011

Maryland-Duke preview

It is bizarre that an important time in Maryland football history is being interrupted by the basketball team. Since I can remember, it has always been the other way around; if football has ever really interrupted basketball at all. Although...

By Rick Nelligan  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 01/03/2011

Terps hire Randy Edsall: An early look

Just when it looked like the pirate was set to dock his ship in the Inner Harbor, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson pulled a fast one and has tabbed Randy Edsall to succeed Ralph Friedgen as head football coach of...

By Rick Nelligan  |  08:53 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 12/30/2010

The Fridge goes out in dominating fashion

It was clear early and often that the military personnel on hand for the Military Bowl weren’t the only warriors in the building at RFK Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Maryland played with a tremendous amount of emotion and was on...

By Rick Nelligan  |  08:56 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Military Bowl preview - A game of emotion

All of the questions, speculations, and drama will to come to an end this Wednesday (at least for the three hours during the game) when Maryland faces off against East Carolina in the Military Bowl. The Terps finally get to...

By Rick Nelligan  |  09:06 AM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Terps coaching search part 2 - My wish list

I'm sure those of you who read my post on Mike Leach are saying, "So wise guy, if not Mike Leach then who?" Well I can't tell you exactly who it's going to be. And unfortunately, if I was going...

By Rick Nelligan  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Terps coaching search part 1 - Stay away from the loony bin

Welcome to the first half of my analysis of the search for the next Terps football head coach. Make sure to check back later in the day as well; the second half isn't far behind. As you may have heard...

By Rick Nelligan  |  01:55 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Foolishness in College Park

After years of waiting, Terrapin Nation has finally received what it had been craving: national recognition for the football program. Unfortunately, it was nowhere near the kind of recognition that it coveted. It came at the expense of Ralph Friedgen,...

By Rick Nelligan  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Troubleshooting the Terps struggles

It has been an extremely frustrating season thus far for the Terrapins basketball squad. For every blowout of a cupcake team, there has been an equally maddening loss to a quality opponent. Each time the Terps had an opportunity to...

By Rick Nelligan  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 12/06/2010

The Military Bowl it is

So the unexpectedly expected happened Sunday afternoon when it was announced that the Terps had accepted their invitation to the Military Bowl to face off against East Carolina. What an unfortunate ending to an exhilarating comeback season for the Terrapin...

By Rick Nelligan  |  08:31 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Champs Sports Bowl debate

At the end of my post on Wednesday, I teased a preview of Maryland’s bowl options. But Eric Prisbell beat me to the punch (and did a pretty good job, too). So I will instead focus my attention (or anger)...

By Rick Nelligan  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/01/2010

'Tis the season

‘Tis the season, boys and girls, and no I’m not talking about the holidays, or the time when you usually start giving up on the Redskins’ playoff hopes. I’m talking about the time of year when college football honors start...

By Rick Nelligan  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/29/2010

Smith's record day tames Wolfpack

The Terps saved their best for the last game of the season at Byrd Stadium. On Senior Day it was the Terrapins' highly touted junior receiver Torrey Smith who stepped up and forced his way into Maryland’s record books. Not...

By Rick Nelligan  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Three days of heartbreak

Thursday through Saturday, it was pretty tough to be a fan of the Terrapins two major teams. It was a three day span that you knew could give Terps fans one more thing to be thankful for around the Thanksgiving...

By Rick Nelligan  |  08:54 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Maryland-Florida State - protecting our house

This Saturday’s matchup against Florida State is one of the most important games in the Ralph Friedgen era for the University of Maryland. If Maryland wins, they move on to a winner-take-all matchup with North Carolina State for a trip...

By Rick Nelligan  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Terps football - Where we've been

The road to the ACC Championship game now officially runs through College Park after the Terrapins' convincing victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday. It starts this Saturday in a primetime matchup on ABC against the talented Florida State Seminoles. Then...

By Rick Nelligan  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 11/08/2010

The importance of history

The biggest question surrounding the Maryland football program since the season began has been “how many games would the Terps have to win to save head coach Ralph Friedgen’s job?” After watching Saturdays game against Miami I was listening to...

By Rick Nelligan  |  09:20 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Maryland-Miami preview: eliminating the "yea, but..."

The Terps travel to Miami this Saturday, in what will be the biggest game of the year to so far for the Maryland football team. That is until they square off against Florida State in two weeks at home. More...

By Rick Nelligan  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 11/04/2010

Maryland basketball preview: part 2

Welcome back Terp fans. It’s now time to follow up on my roster rundown from yesterday with an early preview of the Terps basketball schedule and my predictions on the year. If you missed my post yesterday, go ahead and...

By Rick Nelligan  |  02:07 PM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 11/03/2010

Maryland basketball preview: part 1

All right, Terp fans, our favorite time of the year is just around the corner – college basketball season. Over the next couple of days, I will be writing my brief preview of the Maryland men’s basketball team, and a...

By Rick Nelligan  |  01:55 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 11/01/2010

Happy improvised holidays, Terps fans

By Rick Nelligan What a fantastic improvised holiday weekend for Maryland. It all started off with a “Merry Faustmas,” (as coined by testudotimes.com,) when star Baltimore shooting guard Nick Faust committed to the Terps on Thursday. Which was followed by...

By Box Seats blogger  |  08:57 AM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Maryland-Wake Forest - Homecoming preview

By Rick Nelligan Welcome to homecoming weekend, Terps fans. The unfortunate recipient of the Terps homecoming beat down? The Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Maryland comes into the weekend right in the mix in the ACC Atlantic division at 2-1, and...

By Box Seats blogger  |  02:23 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Terps basketball recruiting - Welcome Mr. Faust

By Rick Nelligan Maryland’s recruiting prowess just got a jolt. At about 5:35 on Thursday afternoon, Nick Faust went on ESPNU to make his commitment. With a Baltimore Harbor façade in the background, Faust pledged his allegiance to the Terps....

By Box Seats blogger  |  08:17 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Takeaways from Maryland's win at Boston College

By Rick Nelligan After two years of waiting, the Terps finally showed up on the road as the defense led the team to a hard fought 24-21 victory in Chestnut Hill. Here are some of my observations from the game:...

By Box Seats blogger  |  08:13 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/18/2010

Maryland-Clemson recap - Not as bad as advertised

By Rick Nelligan Don’t give up hope yet, Terps fans. This team is not as bad as the 31-7 score might suggest. I know it sounds crazy, but that game is the most impressed I’ve been with the team all...

By Box Seats blogger  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2010

Maryland-Clemson preview

By Rick Nelligan Mirror, mirror on the desk, which team is faking and which is among the ACC’s best? This is the question that will be answered Saturday in “Death Valley.” Was Clemson just faking at the beginning of the...

By Box Seats blogger  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Preview of Maryland Madness

By Rick Nelligan The event is back, and I’m not talking about the new hit show on NBC. The often imitated, never duplicated, Maryland Madness returns this Friday, October 15th. Formally known as Midnight Madness, this prime time first practice...

By Box Seats blogger  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Terrapin football recruiting so far

By Rick Nelligan Oh what should be… Recruiting has been the Achilles Heel of the Terrapin football program ever since I can remember. Routinely other schools have come into Maryland territory and stolen talented D.C.-Maryland-Virginia student-athletes, not the least of...

By Box Seats blogger  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Terps football - Phase one complete

By Rick Nelligan Phase one of the Terrapins season was to erase last season from memory. For those of you who have been reading my posts over the past month or so (and if you haven’t where have you been?),...

By Box Seats blogger  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Maryland-Duke preview: A chance for redemption

By Rick Nelligan Last year was the worst season in Terrapin football history. It was the only time Maryland has ever lost 10 games in a season, punctuated by losses against Middle Tennessee State at home and at Duke. Last...

By Box Seats blogger  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Gary Williams - A tribute to a great Terrapin

By Rick Nelligan On Thursday, September 30th, 2010, Maryland’s Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Williams will be inducted into the Sports Legends Museum Hall of Legends in Baltimore. Few are more deserving. Coach Williams has been the face of an elite...

By Box Seats blogger  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Maryland's new AD Kevin Anderson, a reason for optimism

By Rick Nelligan Fear not Terps fans, the University of Maryland hired the right man to run the athletic department. For those of you who haven't heard, last week Maryland hired Kevin Anderson to replace Debbie Yow as our new...

By Box Seats blogger  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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