The Maryland Terrapins began the 2019 league year exceeding expectation. Their first-year head coach Mike Locksley started their football season by shutting out Howard at home by a score of 79-0. The following week, they blew out a ranked Syracuse team 63-20. The Terps looked like the real deal but soon came crashing back down to earth.
They went on losing seven of their next eight games. Their high hopes on Virginia Tech transfer Josh Jackson turning the Terps' football program around quickly faded. He held on to the ball longer than he should have, was very inaccurate, and every aspect of the Terps just fell apart.
In all seven of their losses, the Terps were outscored 316-90. At this point, the Terps are trying to salvage whatever they can and hopefully put on a good show for the remainder of the season. They need to determine if either Josh Jackson or Tyrrell Pigrome will be the starting quarterback. Neither have been any good but with the lack of production and consistent instability, changes will need to be at some point. Locksley should be given at least another two years to create his team.
This upcoming weekend, they are the underdogs in their matchup with Nebraska. Both teams are struggling but the Terrapins have been in a more rough stretch of games. Nebraska could be without their do-it-all receiver Wan'Dale Robinson, giving the Terps some glimmer of hope for a potential win.
This weekend will be their final home game of the season and the Terrapins will want to give their home crowd something to look forward to in 2020. If this game ends in another blowout, do not be surprised if there are changes made with the coaching staff later in the year. This team has already lost two football recruit to decommitment and it could get worse if the Terps do not win at least one of their remaining two games.