What do ya know, I got sick again. This is a crappy time of year. What we missed:
Jim Larranaga is leaving George Mason to coach at Miami. Five years removed from his Final Four run and at the age of 61, this is a surprising move for the coach, but a great move for Miami (and for the rest of the ACC). Larranaga is undoubtedly a great coach, and Miami is a bottom-of-the-ACC team that needs a boost. Making them better (but not too much better) allows the ACC to look better, hopefully giving Maryland a few more quality wins ever year. I’ve always liked Larranaga, and I wish him luck bringing talent to South Beach.
Freshman Amina Smith earned All-ACC honors in the high jump.
Now, news on the football recruiting front. This is Jalen Tabor, a class of 2014 cornerback who is an absolute stud. Watch the video (to the end, that’s the most important part):
This looks fantastic. You’ve got a young star telling the rest of in-state recruits to stay in state and go to Maryland to win championships. Terps fans get (rightfully) upset with the school’s inability to nab in-state recruits. Part of it is the principle of the matter – Maryland is the only big school in the state and you should always win your whole state. Most of it, however, is the (probably correct) belief that a Terps team made up of the stars from the area would win championships, and we’re talking about either football or basketball. Tabor is already being recruited by big-time schools as a freshman in high school, but he wants to be a Terp. Lock him up as soon as possible, coach Edsall, and get him to recruiting other in-state stars.
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