Do you see even six victories on this schedule? Cal just demolished Washington State 66-3 on the road and you'd think they are primed to do the same to this lackluster bunch of Terrapins. The rest of the home schedule includes only two likely wins: Eastern Michigan and N.C. State, not that I think Maryland is much better than the Wolfpack but it is at home. That means Maryland will have to somehow pick up three wins to get to a bowl game at 6-6. Perhaps they could steal a win at Virginia or Boston College and maybe they could beat UNC or FSU at home but I think the odds of pulling off three of those four are slim to none. It would require a second half surge like in 2006 with a more difficult schedule.
Clearly Chris Turner was not prepared in his first start of the season. We'll see how he plays against Cal before I'm willing to jump ship on him. I still think he is the best, and perhaps only, option at quarterback. Josh Portis is little more than a shifty running back at this point. Chris Cosh and James Franklin both called ineffective games against Middle Tennessee and have yet to prove they can match wits with even mediocre coordinators. California will be a big test for both of them.
It seems from Friedgen's post game comments that he is thinking of making changes, perhaps at QB, but it is going to require much more than some desperate substitutions to get this team back on track. The coaching staff either doesn't have much credibility with the players or is failing to use the modest talent on the roster wisely. Either way the staff needs to get their act together fast or this could be the swan song for the Fridge.