Taulia Tagovailoa’s rapport with Dontay Demus Jr. shall be on full display again
Keep an eye on the Maryland Terrapins being quite fun this year under Mike Locksley. He has recruited fabulously in College Park, and finally has the players to win games in the tough Big Ten East. While much is made about Taulia Tagovailoa being the Terps’ starting quarterback, Dontay Demus Jr. is the best wide receiver to play at Maryland since Stefon Diggs. Demus can do it all.
Fresh off a blowout victory over Virginia Tech in the Pinstripe Bowl, points will be scored in bunches for the Terrapins. Not to say it will be enough to be anything better than a fifth-placed team in the Big Ten East, but Maryland is more likely than not to be a bowl team once again this year. The rapport between Demus and Tagovailoa could make the rest of us Fear the Turtle again.
Don’t be shocked if Maryland is this year’s equivalent to the 2021 Spoilermakers in the Big Ten.
Houston’s Nathaniel Dell is the best wide receiver in the Group of Five this year
At this point of the summer, you have probably asked yourself this question: Who will be this year’s Cincinnati? While we cannot expect a Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoff like the Bearcats did last season, the Houston Cougars have a real shot at going undefeated. They have a strong quarterback in Clayton Tune and a great receiver in Nathaniel Dell.
Dell is a total mismatch in AAC play for the Cougars. He is perhaps at his best thriving in the slot, but can be used all over the field. His growing rapport with Tune in Dana Holgorsen’s offensive scheme has college football fans everywhere bullish on what these Cougars can become. They only lost two games last season. First to Texas Tech and then later to Cincinnati in the AAC title.
If Houston wants to make the leap to the Big 12 seamless, Dell and Tune will have to be in sync.