Thursday, October 16, 2008

Basketball Media Day

The media day for Maryland basketball was this afternoon at Comcast Center. Gary Williams is entering his 20th season as the head basketball coach for the Terrapins and he seems as enthusiastic as ever. Some of the highlights:

  • There will be a reality show, a la Terrapins Rising, for the basketball team this season. Viewers will get an inside look at practices and what goes into making a successful basketball squad. I hope fans will be able to see the excellent teaching ability of Gary Williams.
  • The team may open some practices to the media this year.
  • There is a new strength and conditioning coach
  • Team captains were elected and the trio is Greivis Vasquez, Landon Milbourne and Dave Neal
  • The team is switching to uniforms by Under Armor
I think Gary Williams is very excited about some of the schemes he can use with the personnel he has this season. Sean Mosley should get extensive playing time and may even emerge as a starter. My gut feeling is that this team will be better than media "experts" expect.

Football News
Bruce Campbell will take over left tackle duties from Scott Burley who will slide to right tackle and move Dane Randolph to the bench. It may not make a huge difference but I think Campbell is a more athletic player than either Burley or Randolph.

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