The calendar says it’s June and it’s . . . okay, it’s pretty nice out today, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about college football, especially with all the preview magazines starting to grace newsstands this week. So over the next couple of days, we’ll take a look at what the mags are saying about the Terrapins. Maryland and Miami kick off in a mere 94 days.
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COVER STARS: Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley, West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
MARYLAND PREDICTED FINISH: Third in ACC Atlantic Division behind Florida State and Clemson.
MARYLAND NATIONAL RANK: 43.
MARYLAND OPPONENTS IN LINDY’S TOP 25: West Virginia (No. 18), Florida State (No. 5), Notre Dame (No. 19).
OTHER MARYLAND OPPONENT RANKINGS: Miami (No. 26), Temple (No. 97), Towson (picked to finish 10th in CAA), Georgia Tech (No. 46), Clemson (No. 30), Boston College (No. 50), Virginia (No. 68), Wake Forest (No. 80), North Carolina State (No. 59).
MARYLAND ACC RECRUITING RANKING: 9.
MARYLAND ALL-ACC PLAYERS: QB Danny O’Brien, LB Kenny Tate on first team, RB Davin Meggett on second team.
ON O’BRIEN: Heralded as ACC most valuable player and most accurate passer. Ranked as the 21st-best quarterback in the country.
ON TATE: Ranked as fifth-best outside linebacker in the nation.
ON EDSALL: “The program is in solid shape and in good hands with Randy Edsall.”