As the summer comes to an end and myself heading back to College Park for a 5th and final year as a Terrapin, this is going to be my last year watching the college football team I grew up loving. It is going to be tough to let go of getting free tickets to Byrd Stadium, the screaming “You Suck!” in unison with thousands of other students, and the madness that happens on Knox Rd at 9am before the Saturday game.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see how a 2-10 team from last year will bounce back to getting a possible bowl appearance. However, there are a few things to pay attention to this season that could very well be an indicator that this team is not as bad as people say it is.
The play of QB Jamarr Robinson should be interesting to watch. This guy is a dynamic athlete who could turn a broken play into a gain if when the O-Line lets through guys on a 4 man pass rush. Now there are not really any other options here, but Robinson could be a guy to look out for in the Terps’ future.
From what I have heard about RB Darrell Scott, things are looking good. There is no doubt in my mind that Scott can be the best RB in a weak ACC. He has the power, has the speed, but just has not stayed healthy. I expect a big year from Scott and a possibility of him leading the ACC in rushing.
Senior LB Alex Wujciak may be the Terps best player. Wujciak is a big inside linebacker who has a knack for laying the thump on opposing players. Takes a few bad routes sometimes and looks slow other times, but man can he hit. It is exciting to see the New Jersey poster boy get in the face of CJ Spiller. Watch out for Wujciak possibly becoming one of the nation’s top inside linebackers.
Lastly, WR Torrey Smith is one pace to become Heyward-Bey 2.0, but with the ability to actually catch the ball and run crisp routes. If Jamarr Robinson has any sort of accuracy, he should have no problem getting the ball to Smith. He reminds me of a poor man’s Chad Ochocinco. Has a strong plant foot and can change direction very quickly. Add on top of that elite speed and we may be looking at a very dangerous pass catcher. Take a look for yourself