Today brought one of those milestone moments that indicated football season is just a little bit closer.
The ACC sent out an e-mail this afternoon indicating which players are expected to attend the conference's football media day later this month.
Maryland's representatives, as indicated by the entry title, are wideout Torrey Smith and linebacker Alex Wujciak.
If memory serves correctly, they join these recent Terrapin reps:
2005: Stephon Heyer and D'Qwell Jackson
2006: Sam Hollenbach and Josh Wilson
2007: Andrew Crummey and Christian Varner
2008: Jeremy Navarre and Edwin Williams
2009: Nolan Carroll and Chris Turner
A notable point for the entire conference is the presence of four quarterbacks --- Florida State's Christian Ponder, North Carolina's T.J. Yates, Virginia's Marc Verica and Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor. It wasn't all that long ago that Matt Ryan was the only QB in attendance.
As for the player most likely to draw the largest crowd, there's little doubt that will be Mark Herzlich, the Boston College linebacker who will return after missing last season because of cancer treatments. But N.C. State linebacker Nate Irving --- who missed last year after an offseason car wreck --- will also be on hand.
The full list, courtesy of the ACC:
Boston College: T Anthony Castonzo, LB Mark Herzlich
Clemson: T Chris Hairston, S DeAndre McDaniel
Duke: C Bryan Morgan, CB Chris Rwabukamba
Florida State: QB Christian Ponder, DT Everett Dawkins
Georgia Tech: RB Roddy Jones, DE Jason Peters
Maryland: WR Torrey Smith, LB Alex Wujciak
Miami: DT Allen Bailey, K/P Matt Bosher
North Carolina: DE Robert Quinn, QB T.J. Yates
N.C. State: LB Nate Irving, WR Owen Spencer
Virginia: CB Ras-I Dowling, QB Marc Verica
Virginia Tech: DT John Graves, QB Tyrod Taylor
Wake Forest: RB Josh Adams, C Russell Nenon