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Gary Williams knows about overreaction in Maryland's fan base


Gary Williams knows about overreaction in Maryland's fan base

Watch the full segment featuring John Feinstein and Gary Williams in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

If there's one person who knows about overreaction from a College Park fan base, it's Gary Williams. In a Between the Lines segment with author John Feinstein this week on CSN, the Hall of Fame coach said it comes from a place of passion, as he sees it happening again after the Terrapins' loss to Wisconsin.

"It's one of those things, they're great fans, they're good basketball fans, they know the game and so they live and die with that," Williams said. "Basketball has been the sport there that they live and die with so that's what you're going to get. I'd be more concerned about some other things, being a coach right now going toward that tail end of the regular season. 

"When Maryland plays well, there's not many teams that can play with them."


"Right, because they've got an inside game and an outside game," Feinstein interjected. "But the one thing I will say going forward is they're not going to beat a good team in March -- which is what matters for this team, March is what matters -- when Melo Trimble shoots 1-for-14 or when he shoots badly and plays badly."

"I think you have weapons where Trimble shouldn't feel that he has to shoot really well every game, but get the ball inside if the ball's not going," Williams said. "I've got Carter and ... Stone and those two guys with their hands, their footwork and their ability to score are amazing."

Maryland travels on the road to face Minnesota on Thursday night.

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun

Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.

Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized on May 29 and died Wednesday.

McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season. A graduate of McDonogh (Md.) High School, McNair played one game last season.

After leading McDonogh to an 8-3 record as a senior, McNair chose Maryland over Ohio State, Auburn, Penn State and Rutgers.

In a statement, Maryland coach DJ Durkin said, "Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team."

He added, "Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter."

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball


Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

Maryland basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced earlier today that assistant coach Dustin Clark is parting ways with the program to pursue an opportunity in Texas with a family business. 

In three seasons as a full-time assistant, Clark was responsible for recruiting Kevin Huerter and Anthony Cowan Jr., along with incoming freshman Aaron Wiggins. 

The 35-year-old also made a point to recruit overseas, spending much of his time at the Canaris Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands, where he found former Terps center Michal Cekovsky and current redshirt freshman forward Joshua Tomaic. 

Clark will become the second member of Turgeon's staff to leave the team following this past season. Nima Omidvar, who was brought on to replace Clark as director of basketball operations in 2014, walked away to become a full-time assistant coach at South Alabama in April. 

At the start of the 2018-19 season, Bino Ranson will be the only original member of Turgeon's staff. 

Matt Brady, who has had previous head coaching stints at James Madison and Marist, will replace Clark. 

In his eight years at JMU, Brady won 139 games and enjoyed four seasons with 20 wins or more. His 2012-13 team won the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the NCAA tournament. He finished with a 73-50 overall record after four seasons at Marist. 

The news comes after a season in which the team failed to make the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 19-13, including 8-10 in Big Ten play.