Terrapins quarterback Chris Turner is staying at Maryland, as confirmed by his father on ESPN.com. Many of our readers already know that Maryland quarterback Chris Turner’s father, John Turner, was an original member of the band Ratt. John recorded on the Ratt hit “Back for More”, which may have inspired Chris’s return. Let’s examine some of the lyrics from this Ratt classic:
You turn him away, you tell him you’re mine
You make him believe you’re but one of a kind
You give him a cold look, you tell him a lie
You turn him away, girl, you know you’re mine
And you’re back, you’re back for more
You turn away, you’re back for more
Yes, sage advice from the old man in the form of a song. Like the girl in this song, Chris knows he is not one of a kind, but one of three quarterbacks that will be forced into action at some point this year. Chris knows that head coach Ralph Friedgen is only telling Jordan Steffy he has the starting job because he has seniority, but that Steffy’s status is tenuous. So Chris is back for more back-up duty. It’s amazing that John had the foresight to lay that track down 30 years ago.
In a related heartwarming father-son story, freshman running back Davin Meggett, son of little Giant David Meggett, is already making a big impression on his team. Coach Friedgen was quoted as saying, “[Meggett is] solidly in second place, may be pushing for first.” All I’m saying is that you better watch him, ’cause he’s kind of fast. He’s a chip off the old block if you ask me. But whatever you do, don’t read the Wikipedia entry on Dave Meggett, especially not the section on his personal life.