Cautiously optimistic. As much shit as he gets I love Locks and think he was the right hire for us. There's a lot to be said about someone getting their dream job and he's already done a better job marketing the team than DJ or Edsall ever did. We needed a charismatic, honest guy like him to take over the PR dumpster fire and regain the trust of recruits, families, and fans. He also far exceeded my expectations of him patching together a class for 2019 with limited time and essentially no commits when he came in. He landed some big names and solid hires.
That being said, everyone knows he's a great recruiter. It's the on-field product that is the concern. We have a really talented young team, with Anthony MacFarland being a top-tier runningback in the nation, a stacked young receiving and runningback group, and a decent secondary even with Savage being taken in the first round. The QB curse is always present at Maryland but Josh Jackson was a great pickup and I think could make a huge impact if he's ready to play. I watched him a ton at Tech since my brother went there and he's been giving me the scoop on how he may not be in great shape after not playing but I'm hopeful. I'm also happy that Locks had said he won't be calling the plays, which is good news since I think Scottie Montgomery was a slam dunk OC hire. Little wary about the DC since he hasn't had much success and he has a depleted linebacker and dline to try to get up to snuff.
I think we should get to a bowl but this is a big reset year and there's so much uncertainty in how the coaching will be and if they can take advantage of our great skill players. Go Terps