You're only as good as your last impression, and Randy Edsall's Maryland Terrapins exited 2011 with a real stinker.
The Terps were outscored, 42-0, by North Carolina State in the last 21 minutes of a 56-41 loss last Saturday. Maryland finished 2-10, a decrease of of seven victories from the 9-4 season logged by Ralph Friedgen in his final season as coach.
Edsall's first season in College Park was nothing short of a disaster, with the Terps losing their final seven games by double-digit margins.
The critics are howling. John Feinstein of the Washington Post wrote that "Randy Edsall should be fired — today."
Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant knew all about Edsall from his years covering the Connecticut Huskies. He wrote, "If anybody should have recognized a turtle, it's the people of Maryland."