Maryland Terrapins Defense Gets a Much-Needed Face Lift

Posted by Max Roosevelt on August-15-2009 Add Comments

A new season is always marked by the presence of new hope and eager anticipation of a fresh start.

Rarely is such youthful optimism justly merited.

The 2009 Maryland Terrapins may be an exception. A changing of the guard at defensive coordinator coupled by a transition into a system better suited for its players has, according to coaches, brought a new life to Summer practices, which began this week.

Don Brown, the former head football coach at The University of Massachusetts' has taken charge of Ralph Friedgen's defensive unit and promptly implemented a 4-3 defense. It's a far cry from the porous zone coverage that students have groaned about for years.

To those unfamiliar with football jargon, a 4-3 defense ...

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