Steffy named starter, tumbleweeds tumble

So is it just me, or is there a lot of yawning going on this summer when it comes to Maryland football?  No buzz, no blue chip players, no interesting storylines, no nothing.  People already seem resigned to finishing 7-5, beating Fresno State 20-12 in the Meow Mix Bowl, and calling it a season.

And that attitude is not evidenced any better than it is by the coach naming Jordan Steffy the starting QB today seemingly by default.  Steffy, who was highly touted as a high schooler but has since proven injury prone and remarkably unremarkable in game action, is not exactly lighting my world on fire. 

Doesn’t he sort of look like a guy you’d find working at Trick Trucks or as a club promoter or something?  His countenance conveys not so much “BCS quarterback” as it does “ladies drink free.”  On the bright side, maybe he’ll win us a few extra news conferences.  The Fridge could always use some arm candy up there.

The media coverage says it all.  The Washington Post didn’t even have this on their sports home page today, preferring articles on the Texas Longhorns and the Guatemalan baseball team.  The Terps’ own Web site had an article on Important Football Parking Information. So that shows you how baited the breath has really been on this. According to the Baltimore Sun article, “what [the QB decision] came down to was statistical performance.”   Well, that’s good.   I’m really glad the coaches had a gut feeling here, that Steffy leapt up and said “this job is mine.”  Oh, no, wait, careful statistical analyses won the day for Steffy.  He’s like the Chinese uneven bars girl of the 2008 Terps.

Here’s hoping some of the stats in question cover things like “touchdowns” and “victories” when it’s all said and done.  All kidding aside, I hope Steffy (and the rest of the team) is able to exceed expectations — or least establish some kind of expectation at some point this season. Best of luck to them.  I’ll be rooting for them the whole way, with a cool beverage or ten and a nice bowl of Meow Mix on hand.  Goterps.


7 Responses to “Steffy named starter, tumbleweeds tumble”

  1. 1 terphed
    August 19, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I was actually a bit surprised that they named him the starter over Turner without any public debate. Didn’t they want to have a good old fashioned training camp controversy?

  2. 2 M.A.S.H.
    August 21, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I can’t believe I wasn’t consulted.

  3. 3 fierydamsel
    August 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    It’s good to have you back, MSH. I’m greatly looking forward to killing some time at work everyday by reading your blogs again!

  4. 4 Jobu
    August 22, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Welcome back. Good luck. I’ll spread the word.

  5. 5 Jessie Schlosberg
    August 22, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Hey kiddos… just wanted to tell you that you are hiiiii-larious! Thanks for the smiles and the updates on Terp sports. And you are right, while I don’t care much about sports, I do enjoy your witty jabs!
    Have a great weekend!


  6. September 25, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Hi guys … I’ve been trying to find a contact e-mail so I can send you information about your Mobbies nomination and the party we’re gonna have in a few weeks. Can you e-mail me at the address I’ve included so I can send you some important information?


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