October 27, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Maryland Terrapins quarterback Caleb Rowe (7) runs out of the pocket during the second half against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Terrapin Takes, Friday: William Ulmer, Football Violations, Big Ten Football


  • As InsideMDSports.com first reported, the Maryland Terrapins got a big 2014 recruit in quarterback William Ulmer on Thursday. I haven’t been so excited about a quarterback prospect since Josh Portis was on the team…or Jordan Steffy. I’m hoping that Ulmer isn’t like either of those players, though. If all goes as planned, he’ll be much better.
  • The NCAA rules are so complex nowadays, that it’s virtually impossible to tell what is right and what is wrong. So when we hear about the Terps football team committing violations, I have a hard time faulting them when it’s over something as simple as sending off a one word text before a certain date. The good news is that the men’s basketball team didn’t do anything wrong, and honestly these violations will amount to nothing. We’re still not running a dirty program, so take pride in that. (Alex Prewitt, Washington Post)
  • Another Prewitt link, the Terrapins are having a few players receive routine spring maintenance on their multiple ailments. Meanwhile, Marcus Leak and Caleb Rowe have both been upgraded in terms of injuries. The former I’m excited to hear is doing better, because I think he’s going to play a much larger role in the offense than the depth chart suggests.
  • In a continuing series over at TestudoTimes.com, Pete Volk gives us another Profile in Terpage, this time it’s Anthony Nixon. Things I didn’t know? His nickname is “Trot,” which I assume is an homage to baseballer Trot Nixon (Edit: Whether made up by Pete Volk or not). The entire series is awesome, and it’s a great way to get to know the players on the team, so I’d suggest reading all of them when time permits.
  • Finally, Patrick Vint of SBNation.com has an interesting take on why the Big Ten almost had a full-on shutout in the first round of the NFL draft(something that hasn’t happened since the leather helmet days). He breaks it down pretty well, and for whatever reason I have a stomachache after reading about it.

Enjoy the beautiful weekend and Maryland Day 2013. Roll Terps.

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