Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the Maryland Terrapins season with what you need to know.
– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
– Top Players | Key Players, Games, Stats
– What Will Happen, Win Total Prediction
– Recruiting Class Analysis | Schedule Analysis
– Maryland Previews 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
2018 Record: 5-7 overall, 3-9 in the Big Ten
Head Coach: Mike Locksley, 1st year at Maryland
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MARYLAND OFFENSE
– The Terp attack wasn’t consistent, but it was a force when the rushing attack found its groove – really, how did Ohio State survive that? – and was able to put up 34 points or more six times. Now it’s up to the offensive coordinator tandem of Scottie Montgomery and Joker Phillips to balance things out a bit, but …
– The quarterback situation has to finally be healthy and settled. Kasim Hill had less than zero injury luck, and now he’s transferring. Tyrrell Pigrome is a good veteran, but he’s not enough of a passer, Enter Josh Jackson, the Virginia Tech transfer who missed most of last season with a broken leg. He’s coming in this summer looking to boost up one of the nation’s worst passing games.
– There aren’t any big names among the receiving corps, but there’s talent in place just waiting to be used. Leading receiver Taivon Jacobs is gone, but he only caught 25 passes. Four of the top seven wide receivers last season were freshmen, and senior DJ Turner should be a nice option on the inside with more work coming his way.
– There’s too much talent in the backfield to not keep running the ball. Anthony McFarland is a smallish gamebreaker who just needs a little room to move – and needs the ball more. He’s a home-run hitter, but Javon Leake has the bulk to go along with the size. This is a deep, deep group, but is the line there to pave the way? Just two starters are back from a front five that struggled in pass protection, but could wall off holes for the quick backs.