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Former Redskins CB: Terps 'set defense back 50 years' vs. BGSU

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Former Redskins CB: Terps 'set defense back 50 years' vs. BGSU

Watch full video of Springs' appearance on CSN in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

Maryland struggled defensively in its 48-27 loss to Bowling Green on Saturday. That's no secret. Falcons quarterback Matt Johnson carved up the Terrapin secondary for 491 yards and six touchdowns, part of an overall offense that posted 692 total yards.

Many took notice, including former Redskins cornerback and current CSN analyst Shawn Springs, who appeared with host Julie Donaldson on Monday's 6 p.m. edition of Football Central on CSN.

Donaldson, transitioning out of news about Maryland's changes at the quarterback position, asked Springs what went wrong on Saturday.

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"Quarterbacks always take the blame when a team loses," he said. "But you look at the defense -- 700 yards? They set defense back probably 50 years with that performance.

"Coach Edsall, a very disciplined coach, he'll make changes this week. They'll be much better."

It was a snowball effect that derailed Maryland in the second half of Saturday's loss. 

A Will Likely muffed punt in the third quarter set Bowling Green up inside Maryland's red zone, where a touchdown followed shortly after. The second half also included back-breaking 99-yard and 73-yard touchdown drives that exhausted a Maryland defense that was forced to be on the field for more than 63 percent of game time.

The Terrapins -- and those adjustments Springs alluded to -- now begin preparation for South Florida on Saturday at noon in College Park.

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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