Maryland suffers through bowling trip

BY foxsports • August 22, 2012

If Maryland is as awful at football as it is at bowling, it's going to be a long season.
In a team outing that may have served to demoralize more than anything else, the Terrapins filed into a local bowling alley to, apparently, set a record for futility. In the three-minute video, player after coach after player -- while yelling phrases like, "Strikes all day!" and "Bowling life, that's what I'm about," into the camera -- repeatedly punish the gutter like a tackling dummy.
The Terps are still searching for their quarterback after starter C.J. Brown went down, and now it's obvious the predicament they're in: No one can throw (or roll) a ball.

Not to call attention to any one individual, because there were multiple offenders in the video, but assistant coach Andre Powell might have been the worst of the bunch. At around the 2:30 mark, Powell visibly takes out days of training camp frustration on the gutter, keeping his ball on the lane for about the length of time it takes for a lineman to false start.
Head coach Randy Edsall looks to be a fine bowler, certainly the best in this clip, so he may want to alter his recruiting style to get more players who can keep pace. Surely there were more strikes than the athletic department cared to edit in, but this performance only reaffirms most predictions that this team will struggle to win three or four games.
In the team's defense, very few top professionals are capable of knocking down pins with "Danza Kuduro" blaring in the background.

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