It’s been a nice few days of love throughout the Maryland basketball program. Debbie Yow cleared the air publically, Gary was back to running down his resume and predicting next year’s team will be ranked. Hey, we’ve all seen the good that this team has to offer. I believe he can make it happen, but we’ll see.
So while we are all realistic in enjoying last Saturday’s victory, we all know that they have a mighty task tonight on the road at North Carolina. You can forget the Heels taking us lightly after what happened last year. You know they’ll come out to play and it will take a miraculous turn of events to win, but it’s all happened before, so we’ll see what the boys have in them.
If we can hit shots, we have a chance to keep it close. If we don’t, it’ll be another Duke.
After an encouraging hoops opener (to everyone but Al V), it’s time for the football team to follow suit. Ah, which team will we see today? Let’s hope that number by North Carolina’s name as well as all the ESPN ‘experts’ picking the Heels gets our guys going.
This will be a simple gameplan. It’s all up to both lines. Our offensive line must have a bounce-back game and we NEED to run the ball. We have running backs who can get it done, it’s up to the line to hit some people and wear them down.
The D line doesn’t need to turn in a game like Wake Forest (though it would be nice), they just need to contain the runners and get some pressure on the passer. We all know Chris Cosh is not going to blitz that much, which leaves it all to the line to make some plays.
I’d also love to see Portis out there again. Though he wasn’t always effective, it’s still a different look and we need to keep that UNC defense off balance.
Today’s game is the difference between a New Year’s bowl and spending the holidays on the blue turf in Idaho. Let’s get it done.