That is the reason Bobby Ross gave publicly. Tell me, were Georgia Tech's and Armys better than MD's were at the time? No. Thats where you fall through the cracks. Now it must be the whole ACC sux in your mind. Since MD is only behind 3 other teams in the ACC by one game to each, I would think any REASONABLE person would say, MD is an above average team in a decent, but not great conference. That in of itself makes us good.When md gets there A$$"s handed to them on saturday by a boston college team that knows what to do when there is a championship on the line i will see where all you kool aid drinkers are then. That means that this team will have 30 senior's waiting a month to play in a game that they will care nothing about.Oh yea i understand about how a bowl game is important because it gives you invaluable practice time for the underclassman, but when a team is made up of mostly seniors that have already quit on you , that doesn't make for the best senerio.You will then tell me all about how they beat 4 ranked oppenents during the year.Well lets take a look back and review all of them. Lost to middle tenn st, beat california ranked team that turned out to be a bust.beat clemson ranked team,way over rated fired there coach no where to be found,va hadn't beaten anybody up to our game and now no where to be found, wake forest i will give you that one,but still no where to be found, barely beat a NC st team that was horrible on a last second field goal at home,nc ranked team that just got it's A$$ handed to them by nc st now now where to be found, 2 prime time games in front of national tv that they got embarassed , so yeah they beat 4 ranked teams at the time they played them that are no where to be found right now because they were all over rated when they played them.Then we have a coach after every loss speak about how he didn't get through to his players and wonder why in the world with a championship on the line they didn't show up to play. That my friends sounds like a program that is in turmoil and not one that Scott g in frederick tells everybody is so good. So once again when they get killed on saturday and end there season in disaray you all come back and tell me what a great coach ralph is.And scott the reason bobby ross left was because he begged the administration for upgrades to the facilities and couldn't even get them to upgrade the lockers.So i hope all of you md koold aid drinkers have a great thanksgiving and save some leftovers for the trouncing we are going to get on saturday.
You seemling love of Bobby Ross, name me some of his great wins. He did beat UNC a couple times when they were ranked, true. Beat ranked Clemson a couple of times. Lead UMD over Miami in the great comeback. But consider Miami ended 8-5. Consider Bobby also lost to teams like Syracuse and Vanderbilt...at HOME! Also got crushed 20-0 at Michigan. Lost the big game at Auburn that could have gotten them to the Orange Bowl. As I recall, they came out and got stomped at Clemson the week after that. Bobby ended his tenure at 5-5-1. These were his recruits, under VERY loose admissions standards under Dick Dull. He went to 4 bowl games in 5 years. Ralph will have gone to 6 in 8. Granted, bowls meant more then, but really of those 5 bowls under Ralph, would have deserved 5 of them. Last year I don't think they really belonged. But back to Bobby, when playing the big games, he was not really any more successful than MD is now. The fact you want to put him on a pedestal, when you don't even see the fallacy in your argument makes your opinion pretty small.
You can argue about UMD's play now, and Ralph's quality as a coach, but to sit and type that Bobby Ross was so good is lunacy. He and Ralph are on the same level, especially when you consider Ralph was his assistant then.
Anyway, have a safe and Happy tryptophan filled weekend.