Maryland is firing on all cylinders under Mike Locksley to begin the 2019 season, and Urban Meyer sat down with Gerry Dinardo to breakdown what has been the driving force behind a dynamic offense.
During the BTN segment, Meyer highlighted two things in particular that make great offenses click: electric playmakers and a good scheme. For Maryland, Meyer said he knows Locksley’s philosophy is simply to take a playmaker and get him the ball in space:
“We’ve had many conversations,” said Meyer. “He believes, when you have an elite athlete, get him the ball. That’s the obligation of the coach.”
When it comes to the Terrapins, Meyer particularly likes Anthony McFarland Jr. and his ability with the ball in his hands. Meyer watched McFarland terrorize his Ohio State squad in 2018, and he knows one key is to simply get him the ball as much as possible:
“The bottom line is: get him the ball, as many times as you can in space,” explained Meyer. “The injustice is when you don’t get him the ball.”
You can watch all of Meyer’s breakdown below, including his comments about the intricacies of Maryland’s RPO system:
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 10, 2019