Coach: Ron Vanderlinden
10-23, 3 years
1999 Record: 5-6
Sep 02 @Temple Won 6-0
Sep 11 Western Carolina Won 51-10
Sep 18 West Virginia Won 33-0
Sep 30 @Georgia Tech Lost 31-49
Oct 09 @Wake Forest Won 17-14
Oct 16 Clemson Lost 30-42
Oct 23 North Carolina Won 45-7
Oct 30 Duke Lost 22-25
Nov 06 @NC State Lost 17-30
Nov 13 @Florida State Lost 10-49
Nov 20 Virginia Lost 30-34
1999 Final Rankings
AP-NR,  BCS-NR,  Coaches-NR
2000 Outlook

It is time for Coach Vanderlinden to start producing a bowl apperance as the Terrapin decade dryspell has continued since an Independence Bowl bid in 1990. The weight of that drought will fall squarely on the shoulders of Heisman Candidate LaMont Jordan. Holes won't come as easy with the young offensive line so it is important for Maryland to find a main starter at QB. McCall showed promise as a freshman but will be in a battle for the starting spot with some good competitors come August. If the offense can't get it going it may be a long season as the Terp defense needs to build up front and in the secondary. The Terps could easily find themselves at 3-0 heading into the Thursday night ESPN special with FSU on September 28th. After the Noles come road games at Virginia and at Clemson where Maryland struggles every year. By mid October the season could be either made or broken. Maryland goes to a bowl!!
Projected record: 7-5

Maryland 2000 Schedule

QB - 3 DL - 2
RB - 5 LB - 4
WR - 3.5 DB - 2
OL - 2.5  




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Strengths: Led by Heisman Candidate LaMont Jordan and a solid offensive backfield the Terps will grind out some yardage on opponents this season as they led the ACC in rushing and finished 12th overall just last year. Jordan comes back as the NCAA's leading active rusher after six 150 plus yard games in 1999. He needs 91 more yards to become UM's leading career rusher and only 1,376 yards for the ACC record. LaMont sat out the spring to concentrate on making grades to become eligible for the fall. In front of Jordan will be one of the most underrated fullbacks in the conference, Matt Kalapinski, who has superb blocking ability. The top two signal callers are back in soph's Calvin McCall and Latrez Harrison. McCall is a two sporter, sitting out the spring to play hoops. Also pushing for time at QB will be top JUCO recruit Shaun Hill. Four out of five wide outs are back. Filling in on the depth chart will also be Moises Cruz, a starter from 1997 and 1998, who sat out last season. Senior kicker Brian Kopka is a candidate for the Lou Groza Award given annually to the nation's top kicker. Last year Kopka made 17 field goals just one shy of the school record.
Weaknesses: The offensive line will be dominated by underclassman. Ten out of twelve players on the OL will be a sophmore or younger. It will be tough replacing Brad Messina and Jamie Wu although the Terps yielded only 11 sacks in 1999, an ACC low. 22 game starter John Waerig will depart from the tight end spot leaving a huge vacancy where there is no depth and very little experience. Center Marvin Fowler anchors the line and will need to step up as a leader as the OL will undergo some serious growing pains.
QB Calvin McCall 6-3 189 So. Latrez Harrison 6-3 222 So.
TB LaMont Jordan 5-11 219 Sr. Mukala Sikyala Jr. 5-8 214 Sr.
FB Matt Kalapinski 6-1 224 Sr.   Chad Killian 6-2 232 So.
WR Omar Cheeseboro 6-2 185 Sr.   Scooter Monroe 6-1 189 So.
WR Jason Hatala 5-10 174 Sr.   Guilian Gary 6-0 177 Jr.
T Tim Howard 6-4 296 Sr.   Eric Dumas 6-6 288 Fr.
G Todd Wike 6-3 282 So.   Ed Tyler 6-3 276 Fr.
C Melvin Fowler Jr. 6-3 287 Jr.   Sam Marvis 6-3 265 So.
G Bob Krantz 6-5 283 So.   Lamar Bryant 6-3 274 Fr.
T Matt Crawford 6-6 290 So.   Aaron Wormley 6-5 268 Fr.
TE Jeff Dugan 6-4 257 Fr.   Matt Murphy 6-5 250 Jr.
K Brian Kopka 5-7 174 Sr.   Vedad Siljkovic 6-4 204 Jr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Brad Messina-OT, Jamie Wu-OG, John Waerig-TE, Jermaine Arrington-WR

Strengths: The trio of 1999 sophmore linebackers Aaron Thompson, Marlon Moore, and Kevin Bishop are back and a year older. By far the strength of the defense next year. Watch out for budding superstar Marlon Moore who finished second in the conference with 130 tackles last season. Aaron Thompson finished second on the team in tackles and started the last 22 games. Kevin Bishop was the teams third leading tackler and is recovering from a torn knee ligament injured in the ninth game of last year. In the backfield will be the third year letterman and lone senior of the bunch, Shawn Forte.
Weaknesses: The defensive line will go through a giant makeover. Departing is All-ACC 1st teamer Delbert Cowsette along with both defensive end Peter Timmins and rush linebacker Erwyn Light. Jenkins and Hill are the only upperclassman. The Maryland defense did finish third in total rush defense in 1999 but will have a hard time of it in 2000 with so little experience. There are questions as to why Maryland believes in playing the 3-4 defense with the rush linebacker position as the teams production in that category has been sub par every season. Getting a pass rush on quarterbacks will be a major area of concern. It also hurts matters that cornerback Lewis Sanders left early for the NFL draft as the Terps finished dead last in the ACC for pass defense a year ago.
DE William Shime 6-4 265 So. Landon Jones 6-4 251 Fr.
DT Kris Jenkins 6-5 292 Sr. Jamar Perrin 6-3 249 Fr.
DT Charles Hill 6-2 283 Jr.   Durrand Roundtree 6-3 242 So.
DE Ryan Swift 6-1 231 Jr.   Mike Whaley 6-1 230 Fr.
ILB Marlon Moore 6-1 221 Jr.   Leon Joe 6-1 212 Fr.
ILB Kevin Bishop 6-1 227 Jr.   E.J. Henderson 6-2 229 So.
OLB Aaron Thompson 6-1 233 Jr.   Leroy Ambush 6-1 218 Fr.
CB Curome Cox 6-1 192 Fr.   Andrew Smith Jr. 6-0 196 Fr.
CB Tony Okanlawon 5-11 193 Jr.   Luke Kim 5-9 195 So.
SS Rod Littles 5-11 195 Jr.   Tony Jackson 6-1 210 Jr.
FS Shawn Forte 6-0 201 Sr.   Randall Jones 6-2 205 Jr.
P Brooks Barnard 6-2 183 So.   Sean Stamer 5-11 185 Sr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Delbert Cowsette-DT, Peter Timmins-DE, Erwyn Lyght-DE, Lewis Sanders-CB,
Renard Cox-CB