Young Terps: Maryland returns from bye, Sumlin news, Derik Queen OV

Welcome back to the latest episode of Young Terps, where we break down Maryland football’s next game coming out of the bye weekend.

Maryland will turn the page and hit the road for their third road game of Big Ten play when they take on Northwestern (3-4, 1-3). On paper, Maryland matches up well and the opening line reflected that as the Terps opened as 13.5-point favorites on the road. But what does Maryland need to do in order to avoid another let down? How realistic is it for Maryland to avoid a three-game losing streak?

We break down what to expect from Northwestern on both sides of the ball, with a local product becoming a factor in the Wildcats’ front seven with two more linebackers to keep an eye on. Offensively, Maryland has a bit of clarity when it comes to who will be under center for Northwestern with quarterback Brendan Sullivan expected to start his third consecutive game. Who are the names to know on the ‘Cats offense? How does Maryland stack up? What can Maryland’s defense prove this game?

We hit on the betting lines for this weekend and whether we expect Maryland to cover the double-digit spread.

We close out the football segment with news of co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Kevin Sumlin being away from the program after being charged with driving under the influence in Florida. We touch on what it means and who stepped up during the open portion of Tuesday’s practice.

We close out the show by hitting on Kevin Willard’s undoubted top target this cycle after five-star center Derik Queen took his long-awaited official visit to Maryland over the weekend. Where do the Terps stack up with the Baltimore native and priority five-star now in decision mode?

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