Stuck in bubble

Stuck in bubble

There are 52 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Stuck in bubble. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

You could be the most ardent Maryland supporter or the fiercest Gary Williams defender or have the longest, most bitter memories of the darkness of the post- Len Bias days.

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mgman

Jupiter, FL

#1 Feb 25, 2008
Who would you replace Gary with ? Why don't you take your constant negative crap down to a North Carolina newspaper.
reggie

Baltimore, MD

#2 Feb 25, 2008
Amen MGMAN
Paul

Federalsburg, MD

#3 Feb 25, 2008
I emailed this to the Athletic Department, Yow's Assistant last night.........

Mrs. O'Rouke,

Would you please pass this on to Mrs. Yow.
How much more are maryland fans like myself suppose to put up with when it comes to maryland mens basketball??? I have always defended coach Williams but my god enough has to be enough. All he has done since a national championship is regress with is teams. He still is not getting the blue chip recruits and as we all are watching again this year the continuing collapse of a once rising program. Coach has had some good years and lately some bad years, injuries and whatever are not excuses. The good teams still find a way to win with injuries and other distractions. After the team beat North Carolina this year everyones hopes were high and the team looked bound for the dance. But once again Gary can't keep his team focused and the result is 4 losses out of last 4 games all of which they should have won, granted the duke game was not a guarantee but they had a shot. Then they come home and loose to virginia tech who haf lost 3 in a row then go on the road and get blown out by Miami another game they should have won. We need a change at the head coach position. It is obvious year in and year out lately that Gary cannot recruit and cannot keep his teams focused. At the beginning of this week we had 5 winnable games left on the schedule and all they had to do was stay focused and they were going to the NCAA tournament, instead good ol reliable Gary allows his team to lose focus and lose 2 in a row and play their self out of the tournament. It seems like every time the team starts to find itself and the team starts getting some national attention Gary waves his magic wand and they fall apart. MY GOD WHAT IS GOING ON AT COLLEGE PARK. I cannot be the only one that see this decline ad Gary's loss of control of his team. And again, injuries ad distractions are not an excuse just look at programs like Indiana that are full of distraction but they keep on playing at a high level and winning.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to a life time Terp, a season ticket holder, a member of the Grid Iron Network and Alumni Association.
Southern MD Joe

AOL

#4 Feb 25, 2008
Ther Terps are NIT bound.50/50 they will lose in the first round.Not even getting a watch
All the Yellling Gary does ,simply just dosen't help.One must have the Horses Underneath.
We expect to much.Put Towson,UMBC,Loyola,Morgan,Bowi e,Mt Saint Mary's,George Mason,Liberty College on the schedule,they may have a chance.
Stick with Gerogetownnnnnnnnnn.
Bob S

Augusta, ME

#5 Feb 25, 2008
Maryland isn't on the NCAA bubble. They're in a free fall. Watch the women. They're a real team.
Anti Gary

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#6 Feb 25, 2008
mgman wrote:
Who would you replace Gary with ? Why don't you take your constant negative crap down to a North Carolina newspaper.
Are you serious? Gary is very replaceable. Obviously you accept mediocrity. Its also apparent that you have no knowledge college basketball. Why not replace him with you? Then the program would fall even lower than what it is now. As far as my negative crap and North Carolina newspapers, why don't you read the artices after one of those North Carolina teams pummel the Terps in the ACC tournament? Oh, my bad, they won't make it that far!! Reggie from Baltimore- you need to read this as well.
Sugarbear

Glenside, PA

#7 Feb 25, 2008
I love Gary and I don't want him gone but I am starting to wonder....
I concur

College Park, MD

#8 Feb 25, 2008
Paul - if you want Yow and the rest of the Athletic Deparment to listen, perhaps they'd be more inclined to do so if you'd use the spell-check function. Nifty little tool - I highly recommend it.
Anti Gary

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#9 Feb 25, 2008
Southern MD Joe wrote:
Ther Terps are NIT bound.50/50 they will lose in the first round.Not even getting a watch
All the Yellling Gary does ,simply just dosen't help.One must have the Horses Underneath.
We expect to much.Put Towson,UMBC,Loyola,Morgan,Bowi e,Mt Saint Mary's,George Mason,Liberty College on the schedule,they may have a chance.
Stick with Gerogetownnnnnnnnnn.
You're right. However, I disagree on one aspect. George Mason and Morgan could beat Maryland.
bill

Washington, DC

#10 Feb 25, 2008
Paul wrote:
I emailed this to the Athletic Department, Yow's Assistant last night.........
Mrs. O'Rouke,
Would you please pass this on to Mrs. Yow.
How much more are maryland fans like myself suppose to put up with when it comes to maryland mens basketball??? I have always defended coach Williams but my god enough has to be enough. All he has done since a national championship is regress with is teams. He still is not getting the blue chip recruits and as we all are watching again this year the continuing collapse of a once rising program. Coach has had some good years and lately some bad years, injuries and whatever are not excuses. The good teams still find a way to win with injuries and other distractions. After the team beat North Carolina this year everyones hopes were high and the team looked bound for the dance. But once again Gary can't keep his team focused and the result is 4 losses out of last 4 games all of which they should have won, granted the duke game was not a guarantee but they had a shot. Then they come home and loose to virginia tech who haf lost 3 in a row then go on the road and get blown out by Miami another game they should have won. We need a change at the head coach position. It is obvious year in and year out lately that Gary cannot recruit and cannot keep his teams focused. At the beginning of this week we had 5 winnable games left on the schedule and all they had to do was stay focused and they were going to the NCAA tournament, instead good ol reliable Gary allows his team to lose focus and lose 2 in a row and play their self out of the tournament. It seems like every time the team starts to find itself and the team starts getting some national attention Gary waves his magic wand and they fall apart. MY GOD WHAT IS GOING ON AT COLLEGE PARK. I cannot be the only one that see this decline ad Gary's loss of control of his team. And again, injuries ad distractions are not an excuse just look at programs like Indiana that are full of distraction but they keep on playing at a high level and winning.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to a life time Terp, a season ticket holder, a member of the Grid Iron Network and Alumni Association.
Paul..you're a fool..stop whining. Gary has raised BILLIONS of dollars for U of MD...you think he's getting fired because of a few tough seasons?? get a clue. and by the way..mike jones and travis garrison were blue chip top notch recruits.

the team isn't winning because the team isn't very good. you think winning is easy? if you were a duke fan you'd be complaining about not winning since 01'. GO TERPS!
bill

Washington, DC

#11 Feb 25, 2008
Anti Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Are you serious? Gary is very replaceable. Obviously you accept mediocrity. Its also apparent that you have no knowledge college basketball. Why not replace him with you? Then the program would fall even lower than what it is now. As far as my negative crap and North Carolina newspapers, why don't you read the artices after one of those North Carolina teams pummel the Terps in the ACC tournament? Oh, my bad, they won't make it that far!! Reggie from Baltimore- you need to read this as well.
G'town hasn't won a thing in 30 years. GO TERPS!
goterps

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Feb 25, 2008
Bill, Mike Jones was a blue chip recruit and NEVER even started at Maryland. Gary doesn't like scorers. I've blogged about this before. If Mike Jones had just been left alone and allowed to play, he would have led the nation in scoring and Maryland would have won a lot more games. Gary would put him in and pull him 2 or 3 minutes later. You can't get in the flow of a game if you are constantly being put in and out of a game. This is especially true of shooters and scorers. Garrison was a decent player but was he a blue chip player? Maybe. Even so, after a national championship the best Maryland has been able to do is two blue chip players? This current crop of freshman has two ACC players, Tucker and Bowie. The rest are mid majors. The blue chippers won't come to Maryland cause of Gary. They don't want to get yelled and scremaed at all day. The don't want to be pulled out of a game everytime they make a mistake. They don't want to be constantly pulled in and out of games. Gary's coaching style is a thing of the past. Today, it's about getting some respect. So he is limited to mid majors and low D-1 players. Give him credit, he makes the most of the kids he gets. No one wanted Baxter, Dixon and Blake, and Gary turned them into starts. But Gary needs to adjust to today's kids. If not, he'll be replaced with someone who can.
Kareem N MiKofee

Houston, TX

#13 Feb 25, 2008
Da problem is da educational sistem, dose boyz dat Gary be gettin are jus plain dumm. Dey got da ghetto minds an attatudes. Marylan will neva win again wit da bad education dem boyz got.
ron nixon

Dover, TN

#14 Feb 25, 2008
i believe your anaysis of the terp program is correct. sure is confusing. those really good recruiting classes since the title have produced nothing in the way of consistency or performances we are use to seeing. this years class, i thought would really add depth to our three sophmores, and two seniors. instead, they are missing in action. i really believe, that gary needs to give the youngsters some playing time early in the year, to give a chance to produce, and make typical freshmen mistakes. he does not do that, and that unfortunately, is a symptom of his coaching philosophy, that no longer applies in todays game. every where you look there are freshmen contributing, look at wake forest, ga tech, duke, va tech and many other schools. his disdain for perimeter players that can shoot the three is obvious. each season the terps are lucky if they have one of these types on the roster.
Jimbo

AOL

#15 Feb 25, 2008
I went, I saw, I remember ...the only NCAA champ in mens bbal while I am alive and I hope to live another 20 years! Yes, that was as good as it gets and now without a Pitino, Donovan, Calipari type coach..what we have now is as good as it gets
ditto for football and lacrosse
Yow has to share a good bit of the blame...overall dook, va and unc beat us in sports what the frick?
Duz

Tucson, AZ

#16 Feb 25, 2008
who cares
florida connection

Northbrook, IL

#17 Feb 25, 2008
Why is it UofM can't recruit the top notch players in any of their sports-excluding the women-but places like WVa and U of Conn. can.There are many other out of the way schools that seem to be able to attract student/athletes but UofMd located in close proximity to metropolitan areas can't.Maybe they need a marketing firm tell them how to market and sell the school.Just a thought!
Anti Gary

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#18 Feb 25, 2008
bill wrote:
<quoted text>
G'town hasn't won a thing in 30 years. GO TERPS!
Who said Georgetown did? If you ever write in and talk about Garrison again, we will permanently delete you from the blog. Mike Jones could play, but Gary ruined his confidence. Travis Garrison was a bum. Please know the game before you comment again!!
Dave in Mt Airy

Drayden, MD

#19 Feb 25, 2008
In my opinion, Gary gets a pass for as long as he wants, given the depths that he pulled this program out of. I am just as frustrated with the program since the final four years. But you gotta wonder where we would be today with out Gary. I do look forward to the post-Gary era. I think times have changed in college basketball and Gary's old school style simply doesn't mesh with today's athlete. Gary's inability or want to recruit one and done players has hurt his ability to compete with the UNC's and Duke's of the world. Gary was able to excel in an era where guys like Baxter and Dixon could dominate. The lack of a Derrick Rose or Durant since the age limit was implemented has hurt this team. Times have changed, I just don't see Gary changing his ways. Which is fine. He gets a pass in my book.
Zeuslax

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Feb 25, 2008
Tough pill to swallow, but this is an accurate description to a "T". The impacts of a few key players over the past few seasons has really hampered the Terps success.

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