Maryland will hire Arkansas State running backs coach Anthony Tucker to take the same position in College Park, according to a report from FootballScoop.com.
Tucker has worked with new Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell on staff at Arkansas State, so he now follows Bell to the Terrapins.
Under Tucker this past season, Arkansas State ranked 38th in the nation in yards per rush at 4.8 per carry. That was part of a larger offense that, orchestrated by Bell, scored 37.5 points per game -- good for 17th in the nation.
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Arkansas State running back Michael Gordon rushed for a team-high 1,058 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per carry this past season. He was one of four players on the roster to rush for at least 400 yards. Freshman Warren Wand rushed for 709. Sophomore Johnston White rushed for 614. Quarterback Fredi Knighten rushed for exactly 400.
Tucker joins a staff that now includes Bell, former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer (defensive coordinator), Virginia head coach Mike London (defensive line), former Ball State head coach Pete Lembo (special teams), former Alabama assistant Aazaar Abdul-Rahim (defensive backs), and former Virginia assistant Chris Beatty (wide receivers).
Tucker has updated his Twitter biography to reflect the reported move to Maryland's staff.
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.
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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