By all appearances, head coach Mike Locksley has the Terrapins in a good spot moving forward.

After a disappointing loss in Week 1, quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and the offense caught fire with impressive wins over Minnesota and Penn State in back-to-back weeks. Unfortunately, the Week 4 game against Ohio State was canceled, shutting down the opportunity for Maryland to really see how the team measures up against the best in the conference.

All hopes are that the Terrapins will be back up and running for a Week 5 game against Michigan State, and Locksley took time to discuss the direction of the program with a couple of wins already in 2020. He cited the turtle, an animal that does not move backwards, as an example of what the Terrapins will be doing for the rest of the season:

“If you don’t know, they never go backwards, only goes and moves forward,” said Locksley. “You’ve never seen a turtle go backwards. Everything he does moves forward.

“We’re not going to go backwards, we’re gonna always be moving and advancing in the right direction.”

Now that Locksley is starting to acquire talent like Rakim Jarrett and has a star to build around in Taulia Tagovailoa, the trajectory of the Terrapins truly looks to be on the way up. Hopefully the team is able to return to action quickly.