Mike Ashley has a column up on ACC Today about Maryland's
prospects for next season, and he's correct in saying that they are very
good. However, Maryland has a significant obstacle to overcome: Gary
Williams. Gary has always done better when he has to struggle. We'd
have to check this out to be positive, but we think that every time Maryland has
had high expectations, Gary has had a meltdown of some sort. Our theory is
that he doesn't deal with expectations well and does much better when he feels
he has to work hard just to keep his head above water.
Nonetheless, this is in fact a great opportunity for the Terps. If Gary can't
get this team past the Sweet Sixteen, someone really ought to start asking why.