Et Tu Nick Faust?

The off season has reached Shakespearean proportions. Too much drama and heartache.  Don't get me wrong, the Terps navigated the departure of a Legend and landed a fantastic coach whom we will all love for years to come.  But...

The Terps now have no 2011 recruits signed.  Nick Faust made it official this afternoon when he joined Sterling Gibbs and Martin Bruenig by asking out of his LOI.  Matt Bracken of the Baltimore Sun spoke with both Faust and Sterling Gibbs today.

In the article both players leave open the possibility that they will ultimately sign with Maryland.  They just want to evaluate their options. Gibbs went so far as to say that "Maryland was still his priority" (emphasis added).  Maybe these guys are just kicking the tires of these other schools; but have no intention of bailing on the Terps.  (Or maybe I'm just living in denial.)

What's more, it seems as though they are both friends and have been talking on the phone daily since Gary's retirement.  Their friendship has to play in Maryland's favor, right?  For the better part of a year, both Gibbs and Faust have been getting to know each other and planning to play together.  They've become friends.  Now, at the last moment, they are going to bolt for different schools?  Sure, it could happen; but maybe they've developed some loyalty to each other. (Or maybe I'm just living in denial).

Being in limbo like this is brutal.  Sure, Turgeon is going to build this program for the next 5-10 years and not next season; but I want to enjoy the rest of my 30s for Pete's sake! 
Author: Jeremy | 5/12/2011 5:55:12 PM |

Are Gibbs and Bruenig Gone Or Just In Limbo?

That's the million dollar question isn't it?  Everyone wants to know if yesterday's formal requests by both players to be let out of their LOIs means that they are officially out of the picture.  I'd venture to say that at this point, no one knows; not even the players themselves. The decision to stay or go will likely come down to a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/12/2011 7:17:08 AM |

Mark Turgeon Press Conference - Thread

The University of Maryland will introduce Mark Turgeon to the media, fans, students, and alumni at a press conference scheduled for Noon ET.  Umterps.com is streaming it  live:  http://is.gd/HR6rUq Hopefully, we'll get some answers about Turgeon's plans for his assistants as well as some insight into how Gary Williams' retireme [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/11/2011 7:05:23 AM |

5 To-Do's For Mark Turgeon

Mark Turgeon accepted Maryland's offer to become the new face of Terrapins Basketball tonight at 7:30 CT.   The union between Turgeon and the Terps has the makings of something great.  I can't find anyone who doesn't think Turgeon is a great basketball mind with tons of enthusiasm for teaching.  His track record is strong an [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/9/2011 7:16:35 PM | Tags: mark turgeon |

Terps Hire Mark Turgeon

It's unofficially official; but Texas A&M head basketball coach Mark Turgeon but several sources have confirmed that he just informed his assistants and players that he is the new head coach of the University of Maryland Men's Basketball Team. It's over, and frankly Terp fans should be thrilled.  Try to find anyone who knows anything a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/9/2011 6:03:30 PM |

Hey Kevin Anderson; Your Short List Should Have Anthony Grant On It.

It appears that Kevin Anderson and staff are out of ideas after being spurned by Sean Miller. The details of the fiasco have yet to be revealed; but suffice it to say that Terps Nation feels snake bitten. Not only has our legendary coach hung it up for good; but we go from hearing the media tell us how great a job Maryland is, to hearing that none [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/8/2011 3:05:30 PM |

Arizona AD Says Sean Miller Is Staying

Greg Byrne, the Athletic Director at the University of Arizona says that Sean Miller is staying.  Here's the tweet he sent moments ago:  Breaking news: Internet speculation wrong. Sean Miller is staying at Arizona as our hoops coach. #BearDown I doubt Byrne would tweet this if it weren't true.  It may be time for Terps to m [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/7/2011 9:22:20 PM |

Why Maryland Is A Great Job

Lots to contemplate in the post-Gary world and we are less than 48 hours into it. It looks like we have 10 hours or so before the next significant Sean Miller to Maryland update, so I'd thought I'd start a new thread. I've been pleasantly surprised at how attractive MD is to the head coaching fraternity.  In my opinion, it's a combinatio [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/7/2011 12:13:27 PM |

The Gary Williams Way

I'm going to preface my remarks by saying that I'm not a real writer.  I just pretend to be one on the Internet.  I'm a fan.  Whatever success this blog has had in gaining an audience has been due to the passion I have for Terps basketball.  For the most part, my entries over the last 6 years have been easy for me to write becau [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/6/2011 7:40:00 AM | Tags: gary williams, farewell |

Saying Goodbye to a Legend

I was 15 years old in 1989.  I was a Maryland basketball fan.  Not the crazy, passionate fan I would become a few years later, but a fan.  I remember watching Len Bias and his death being the reason I never touched drugs. I remember when Gary Williams was hired.  I knew nothing of the man except that he attended College Park [...] Read More »

Author: Gregg | 5/5/2011 6:06:18 PM |
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