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Following a long and successful run in the ACC, 2013 marks the Maryland Terrapins swan song in the conference they helped found. Beginning in 2014, the Terps move to the Big Ten Conference where they’ll battle traditional powers like the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions. But in 2013, in their ACC swan song, Maryland and coach Randy Edsall will attempt to go out on a high note by taking down their 10th conference championship.
A Proud Football Tradition
With 2 National Championships (1951 and 1953), 24 Bowl Games including one BCS appearance (a 2002 Orange Bowl loss to the Florida Gators) and a long list of Maryland players who’ve gone on to star in the NFL including Randy White, Boomer Esiason, Frank Wycheck, Jermaine Lewis, Shawne Merriman, Vernon Davis and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl winner Torrey Smith, there’s a long and storied tradition in College Park dating back to 1892.
Following sustained periods of success in the 1950s, 1970s and early 1980s, the University of Maryland went into a dark period following the death of Terp basketball legend Len Bias who was drafted by the Boston Celtics but died before he ever got to play in the NBA. When the homegrown Ralph Friedgen took over as head coach for the 2001 season, however, the Terps were quickly on the rise once again. Leading his Maryland Terrapins to seven Bowl Games in his ten seasons at the helm, Friedgen put the program back on the map.
One Last Run in the ACC
In 2011, Randy Edsall, one of the hottest coaching prospects in the country for years, was hired as Maryland’s new head coach. Struggling to a 2-10 record in his first season, the Terrapins doubled their win total in 2012. Entering his third year in College Park, Edsall is making waves with another strong recruiting class and the Terps, according to those in the know, are headed in the right direction.
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