Editor Chris Bengel and staff writer Ahmed Ghafir break down Maryland’s first game in the Big Ten when the Terps host James Madison at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. As the excitement for the season to begin grows as each day passes, we break down Maryland’s expectations for this upcoming season. With a tough slate ahead in Maryland’s first season in a new conference, both Chris and Ahmed discuss what the realistic expectations are for this Maryland squad. Both also picked a surprise player for this seasons breakout player on the squad.
Now, onto the topic at hand: James Madison. Chris and Ahmed break down James Madison on both sides of the ball, including a quick scouting report and coaching strategy to slow down the former Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee. Offensively, Lee is the nucleus of their offense, and if Maryland does not get to him early, this game can become much more competitive than many realize. Chris and Ahmed also break down how James Madison will be improved this season under new head coach Everett Withers.
Nonetheless, the end to the offseason is in sight. When Maryland takes the field this season, it will start the beginning of a new era for Maryland athletics. Their first football game as a member of the Big Ten, Maryland will look to start their season to a hot start. But, as head coach Randy Edsall said, one game at a time. James Madison is certainly not the team you want to look past. Without further adieu, here is your TerrapinStationMD podcast.