1. College Football News Preview 2020: Maryland Terrapins Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
Assume this is a second year of the rebuild.
Mike Locksley still has to prove he can win games as a head coach – going 6-40 between New Mexico and Maryland – but he and the program had to start over after the tragedy and fallout of two years ago.
It’s going to be a second year of the youth movement, but the overall talent level has to be better in a hurry. Locksley’s calling card is as a top-shelf recruiter and he’s done a solid job. Now all the young guys have to come through.
It all starts with the lines. The Terps have promise at the offensive skill spots, and the linebacking corps will be a positive, but the overall toughness up front on both sides have to be there.
The projection will be doom-and-gloom by most early linemakers, but …
Set The Maryland Terrapins Regular Season Win Total At … 4
Trying to get to five wins might not seem like anything to shoot for, but for a team with so many question marks and problems, it would be a fantastic next step.
With Towson, Northern Illinois, and Rutgers all at home, coming up with three wins has to be a given. And then …
The Northern Illinois game isn’t a given, and the Terps are likely going to be big underdogs in every other game. However, they should be able to come up with a win somewhere – like against Michigan State to close out the regular season, or at Northwestern – but it’s going to be an uphill climb.