Maryland Football: Terps Gear Up for 2010 Season

Jeff WolfsonContributor ISeptember 2, 2010

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 13:  Head coach Ralph Friedgen of the Maryland Terrapins watches player warm-ups prior to the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 13, 2007 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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For the Maryland Terrapins, 2010 is without a doubt a rebuilding year.

Coming off a 2-10 season in '09, it's important for the Terps to bounce back and have a strong season.

Gone is senior quarterback Chris Turner. Turner wasn't a very athletic kid, but he made solid decisions and had a strong arm. For Turner, Jamarr Robinson will step in as the Maryland quarterback.

Robinson is a dual-threat type who can run the option offense that was so strong for Maryland when coach Ralph Friedgen first came to College Park in 2001. 

The big question mark, however, is the defense. Maryland's defense struggled last season, but with a more seasoned secondary and a veteran linebacker corps, the unit should be improved. 

Maryland's defense will need to stay in its gaps to be successful and that has been something the team has practiced in preparation for the season opener on Labor Day against Navy.

For 2010, expect a better season, one that could possibly lead to a bowl game in late December.