This Saturday, Stefon and Co. head down to Tallahassee to take on the #8 ranked Florida State Seminoles. The concern is not that the Terps are 16-point road dogs, but that they are now ranked. Depending on the poll you watch they sit anywhere from #22 to #25. Now I am as happy as the next guy about their 4-0 start, but I don’t have a lot of faith in these polls because they are simply a collection of opinions, and opinions never win football games, but they do have the power to shape attitudes.
My worst fears were realized when Alex Prewitt ran a column in Terrapins Insider on October 1 and reported quarterback C.J. Brown said that there was “big hoopla” on campus. Damn! I’m hoping the boys are staring that 16-point line in the face more than any poll, because they CANNOT compete going into this game all full of themselves. That being said, they’re going to need to get used to this attention because they are a good team and I’m sticking by my 10-win prediction for this year.
The good news is that Stefon’s younger brother
Trevon is tearing up the 4W Montgomery County League for the Wootton Patriots. I attended the Wootton – Whitman game last Friday to get a look at the younger Diggs for the first time and he did not disappoint. Stefon was on the sideline to watch as his brother ran back a fumble 85 yards for a touchdown and caught 11 for 108 and another score. The younger Diggs is the real deal, also wears jersey #1, and while only a sophomore, should be right on schedule to follow his brother to Maryland and continue the family tradition. I understand he has a scholarship offer in hand from the Terps and several other schools. PICK MARYLAND – T! You’d look great wearing the #1 in Under Armour at College Park . . .assuming the number hasn’t already been retired 🙂 Go Terps!