Maryland's slide continues against Vi...

Maryland's slide continues against Virginia

There are 19 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Mar 9, 2008, titled Maryland's slide continues against Virginia. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Sean Singletary scored 27 points in what was likely his final home game and Virginia beat Maryland 91-76 Sunday night, damaging the Terrapins ' already withering hopes of gaining an at-large berth in the NCAA ...

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A Graybeard Terps Fan

Metairie, LA

#1 Mar 9, 2008
What's left to say? The team is what it is: mediocre.
Phil

Laurel, MD

#2 Mar 9, 2008
3 of 4 years in the NIT? Where is firegarywilliams.com when you need it?
Jeff

Bel Air, MD

#3 Mar 9, 2008
The bottom line is this team does not have much talent and it will stay this way because most of them are freshman and sophomores.
Brook from Benton

Allentown, PA

#4 Mar 9, 2008
In the words of the old Brooklyn Dodgers "Wait 'til next year.

Since: Sep 07

Frederick, MD

#5 Mar 9, 2008
I can not understand what the problem is understanding that you actually need to get men under the boards to at least try to rebound missed 3 point shots yet the Terps constantly try to do just that, they just stand around admiring all those missed shots.
What ever happened to driving the lane?
Shame of it is the talent is there, barring a two win ACC tourney this team is NIT bound, and they won't win that either the way they're playing.
Fair Weathered Fans

Naples, FL

#6 Mar 9, 2008
I think I need to move away, we missed the glory days of rooting for good sports teams in this town. If you were born after 1980 we have been rooting for some pretty awful teams. We have one dream run from the Ravens in Terps in a matter of 14 months, but other than that, we just live in a piece of **** sports town, sorry, i was bitter at everyone calling out gary last week, but tonight's performance was just embarassing
bernie

Gaithersburg, MD

#7 Mar 9, 2008
9 people voted yes so far? Are they nuts?
Gary

Ellicott City, MD

#8 Mar 9, 2008
There really isn't much to say. Of all the years I have watched Maryland this is one of the most frustrating years yet. Another year, another disappointment.
WVTERP

New Castle, PA

#9 Mar 9, 2008
I own a restuarant in WV thats filled with MD stuff. If you think the Terps have taken a beating lately, you should see me! Why aren't more terp fans fed up with this. Located in the heart of a basketball loaded region these players are just not good enough. Period!
Chris

Fairfax, VA

#10 Mar 9, 2008
How painful has this season been, we beat North Carolina then we blow a 20 point lead to Clemson and now this. This team doesn't deserve a bid to the tourney. This doesn't mean I'm not rooting for us but if we keep playing like this there aren't many teams that couldn't beat us.
whatever

Towson, MD

#11 Mar 9, 2008
let me be the first -- GARY MUST GO!!! GO Retrievers!!
Will

Cambridge, MD

#12 Mar 9, 2008
I thought I'd never say this, and I'll miss all the memories of watching him coach the Terps, but I think it's time for Gary to step down honorably rather than seeing his legacy fade further.

Something's been missing from this team for a long time. There is no reason why a program should enter a prolonged period of decline immediately following a national title. Sad.

Since: Feb 08

Reisterstown Maryland

#13 Mar 9, 2008
I didn't even bother to watch this game tonight and I'm as big a fan of anyone of Maryland sports but I have to say it's time to send Gary packing at season's end.
Marcus

United States

#14 Mar 9, 2008
Okay lets be honeat this team has overachieved as it is but they spoiled us with thoughts of the NCAA tourney. It is a team mostly dominated with freshmen and sophomores, I feel next year will be far better with Mosley & Gilchrist and I'm actually excited for it. As for the tourney, MD will have to win the ACC Cahampionship to get in and fat chance of that happening.

Oh and Gist, you'd be lucky to get picked in the 2nd round with the way you'd been playing lately.
PA-Terp

Allentown, PA

#15 Mar 9, 2008
What's so disappointing is that finally, after winning it all in 2002, we were on top and should have taken advantage by being able to recruit some real blue-chippers. But instead the recruiting has gone down hill since then; Gary seems to have lost his desire to go out and beat the bushes and fight to sign top-notch talent. We miss Billy Hahn, that's for sure.
Darnel

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Mar 9, 2008
A lot of people want to point out the flaws in the players as excuses for this season. The problems with the Terps begin and end with the coach. Gary is the one constant, that has been around for the failures post Juan. It was he that called the play for Steve Blake to take the last shot against Mich State, when it should have been Drew. It was he that coached those NIT teams, but put it on the players for poor seasons. The players change, but the coach and the results remain the same. Check the history, American, BC and Ohio State didn't achieve much under Gary while he was coach. Average coach yields average results. Time to move on.
Bob - DC

Clarksville, MD

#17 Mar 9, 2008
In Japan, when a company fails to achieve success, especially repeatedly, the CEO does the honorable thing: he takes responsibility and resigns. And that is the only honorable approach.

Likewise, for the Terps, one can come up with all sorts of reasons why the Terps have been a terrible disappointment in the several seasons since their national championship -- injuries, inexperience, bad luck, mediocre recruiting, lack of enthusiasm, etc. But at some point the guy at the top has to accept responsibility, and do the honorable things, not just by words -- but through deeds. Gary has yet to do that. He has only two choices that must be demonstrated by deed, not words along: EITHER he can recruit better, coach better, impart more enthusiasm in his team, etc., OR or he can quit. There are no more excuses left when, after a national champtionship, we've suffered 6 poor seasons.
Fair Weathered Fans

Naples, FL

#18 Mar 9, 2008
Darnel wrote:
A lot of people want to point out the flaws in the players as excuses for this season. The problems with the Terps begin and end with the coach. Gary is the one constant, that has been around for the failures post Juan. It was he that called the play for Steve Blake to take the last shot against Mich State, when it should have been Drew. It was he that coached those NIT teams, but put it on the players for poor seasons. The players change, but the coach and the results remain the same. Check the history, American, BC and Ohio State didn't achieve much under Gary while he was coach. Average coach yields average results. Time to move on.
OK, you are just plain retarded....are you serious right now??...As upset as I am about the way the season has ended, this guy is just a flat out moron. Average coach??...try hall of fame coach, yes we have had some sup par years, but I'm pretty sure he made the tourney 12 straight years after taking over the program when we are on probation and god awful...look at every single program in the country from duke and unc all the way down, they all go through this, you're calling out a play in the 2003 tournament??....the play was a pick and roll with nicholas, but nicholas wasn't open so blake took the shot, that was the 2nd option on the play, the 1st was not open...and when did he put it on the players for the NIT??...did you talk to him right after those seasons and told you that, b/c i'm pretty sure he would never blame his players.......people i understand the frustrations, i'm just as upset, but come on...don't let morons like this open their mouths, they have no clue in the world what they're talking about...stay in california buddy
Memories of 2004

Greenbelt, MD

#19 Mar 9, 2008
Look, things looked really bad in 2004 when the Terps finished about like this year and went on an amazing run to the ACC Championship. It took 3 wins over 3 very good teams to win it that year. We only need to beat 2 very good teams this year (the other 2 wins would be against average teams). Vazquez could pull a John Gilchrist and lead the team to victory. In their sophomore years, they both were amazing at times and horrible at times. Other similarities to 2004 include playing as the 6 seed and the last game of the day. Let's hope for a repeat. I really can't stand another bid to the NIT. I just bought a HDTV and really want to watch the Terps in the big dance!

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