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With new head coach Randy Edsall taking over this season, there are a fair number of Maryland fans wondering what the Edsall era will have in store for the Terrapins.
Coach Edsall has kept a fairly tight lid on Maryland since taking over, as practices are closed to the media and players and coaches aren't saying much—if anything at all.
Edsall has certainly instituted some interesting changes, including a new defensive scheme. Because of the secrecy Edsall insists on, we may all have to wait until September to figure out what the Terps have up their sleeves on defense.
One thing that isn't a question is returning ACC Rookie of the Year, sophomore quarterback Danny O'Brien.
This 6'3", 215-pound youngster had a very impressive freshman year after stepping into the starting roll mid-season. In the 2011 Maryland spring game, O'Brien threw for nearly 200 yards and a couple of touchdowns, cementing his position as the undisputed starter for this season.
Maryland gets off quickly in 2011, with the first game of the season coming with a visit from the University of Miami. Maryland will roll into November with most of their difficult games in the rear view mirror, but will still have Notre Dame and NC State to deal with. Wins against those teams would cement Maryland's Top 25 position, and guarantee them a good-sized bowl invitation.
Maryland has the talent this season to win close games against tough opponents. Maybe that will finally attract the fans to Byrd Stadium,
Regardless of how well the Terps do this season, it does seem likely that there won't be anymore 2-10 seasons in the near future.