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After watching him take the Connecticut Huskies to a BCS bowl, the Terrapins were ready to ditch The Fridge and get a known quantity in Randy Edsall.
Maryland was able to put up a fair number of points in 2010 (32.2 per game) and fortunately for Edsall, a solid nucleus returns.
Sensational freshman Danny O’Brien threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.
His favorite target, wide receiver Torrey Smith, declared for the NFL draft, however.
The Terrapins are bringing in some quality freshman in Tyrek Cheeseboro, Nigel King and Marcus Leak in an attempt to substitute for the loss of Smith.
Maryland does lose defensive cornerstone Alex Wujack, but luckily retain standout defensive back Kenny Tate.
The Terrapins should be able to easily knock off Towson and Temple.
The Notre Dame contest at FedEx Field could go either way.
In typical ACC fashion, many of Maryland’s games are toss-ups, but they should be able to reach a bowl and score a minimum of eight wins.