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February 03, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Debbie Yow ABSOLUTELY did the right thing yesterday by meeting with the media and making a statement. As I’ve said before, there was NEVER a thought process within the athletic department that Gary Williams was on a “hot seat” or could be possibly fired; and Debbie needed to make that clear for everyone outside the department.Being combative towards Gary regarding recruiting serves no purpose but to cause trouble. Debbie is doing the right thing again by saying that she will offer additional assistance to Gary in recruiting. Gary likely doesn’t want much more help from Debbie on the recruiting trail; but does need the entire University to help in the job of getting kids to commit to Maryland. If Gary wants Lance Stephenson to play here (which might very well be a long shot); he has to have everyone in College Park behind him in the process.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester

says Yow did ‘right thing’

Chris Bonetti says Hounds will try to start another winning streak

Drew Forrester says Retrievers had big lead early; gave up 18-0 run to Terriers

Drew Forrester says O’s just didn’t spend money on pitching

Glenn Clark tried telling you before that Gary wasn’t going to be fired

Alex Thomas says Phelps not ‘bad person’

Ed Frankovic says captain Chris Clark will miss rest of season for Caps



previews tonight’s Maryland-North Carolina game in Chapel Hill

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Tar Heels release (pdf)North Carolina Official Site’s Lauren Brownlow

previews tonight’s Maryland-Carolina game

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Yow calls Gary rumors ‘crazy’

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says UNC will have ‘height advantage’ tonight

The Sun’s Jeff Barker thought Gary looked ‘uncomfortable’ while Yow spoke

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says athletic department still thinks Gary ‘excellent game-day coach’

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says starting Mosley could be key to ‘turning season around’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Gary just trying to ‘coach’

The AP’s Adam Behsudi says Yow offers ‘full support’ to Gary

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps have recent success vs. Heels

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Yow, Gary put together ‘unified public front’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Yow willing to give Gary ‘additional support’ as necessary

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says slowing down teams with zone not ‘bad option’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda shares thoughts from Yow, Gary

Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says Gary thinks Terps can be Top 25 preseason team next year

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary thinks Carolina might be ‘best team in country’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says ACC coaches don’t see many weaknesses in HeelsWashington Post’s Josh Barr

says Gary took recruiting trip to DeMatha

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary ‘never felt threatened’ by speculation

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says UNC beat writer Jack Daly thinks Heels have missed Ginyard

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says press conference ‘necessary step’ for Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens also shares thoughts from Gary, Yow

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ginyard definitely out tonight

DC Examiner’s Rick Snider thinks Gary-Debbie ‘battle’ goes to Gary

Raleigh News & Observer’s J.P. Giglio says recent losses give Heels new ‘focus’ vs. Terps tonight

Durham Herald-Sun’s Jack Daly says Lawson responsible for ‘speed’ of Carolina’s offense

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says athletic department puts on ‘full court press’ with conference (must subscribe)Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter

profiles Junior QB prospect Ricardo Young (must subscribe) 

offers transcript, video of press conference



says Toliver drills 3 at buzzer to give Terps win at Florida State

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Toliver put together another ‘clutch performance’Washington Post’s Camille Powell

says Toliver, Coleman each score 15 as Terps beat Seminoles



says Friedgen to announce Class of ’09 at Wednesday event

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Schlieper decommits to Maryland, commits to Pitt

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Hawkins will stick to CB in College Park

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says 6 Terps headed to Combine

Turtle Sports Report’s John Wallpher says Mackall committed to Terps before other schools could even get involved



says Hall, Gonzalez, Delagarza honored at awards banquet



says O’Brien scores 25 as Terriers knock off Retrievers

The Sun’s Jeff Seidel says Proctor scores 18 for UMBC in loss to Boston University

UMBC LACROSSE:Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy and Mark Dixon


both think Blevins best ‘crunch time’ goalie in country



says Holmes scores 15 as Bears beat Delaware State

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Bears to face Towson in BracketBusters

ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi thinks Bears only local team IN



says McKee scores 22 as Eagles beat Hawks

The Sun says Mike Buckley adds 12 points in win for Coppin



says Neal Pitt scored 22, grabbed 12 boards in loss to Coppin



previews tonight’s trip to Old Dominion

The Official Site offers complete Tigers-Monarchs release (pdf)LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site

says Greyhounds to face Drexel in BracketBusters

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg


says Eers have turned things around in NEC play

NAVY FOOTBALL:Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner


says Navy continues to reach out to Hawaii

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says prospect Josh Patton has wrestling background

Go Mids’ Matt Alkire says Matt Couch confirms commitment

RAVENS:The Sun’s Jamison Hensley


says Ravens should try to find ‘talented young receiver’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Daren Stone hanging out in Tampa for Super Bowl

ORIOLES:The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin


says Birds acquire Hill for player to be named later

The Sun’s Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec say Birds hoping Hill can ‘overcome control problems’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. thinks David Hernandez will start season in Norfolk

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Nationals add another former OrioleCarroll County Times’ Josh Land

says O’s designate Burres for assignment to make room for Hill

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says O’s reach 2 year agreement with Wigginton

SWIMMING:The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg and Childs Walker


say sponsors sticking by Phelps thus far

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Phelps photo ‘stupid’, not ‘shocking’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Phelps ‘human’

The AP says more high profile sponsors yet to speak out regarding Phelps

Washington Post’s John Feinstein says Phelps’ handlers mis-handled photo situation

Fox Sports’ Kevin Hench says Phelps could face ‘buzzkill’ from sponsors

MARINERS:The Official Site


says Mariners reaching out to Roosts

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-Ty Wigginton would be a nice piece to a puzzle that was already just about put together. In Baltimore; he’ll be one more on a team full of spare parts.

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Colby Giacubeno; who scored 18 points for the mighty Perry Hall Gators last night as they defeated Hereford 57-40.

Talk to you tonight with a Maryland-Carolina live blog.