Let's face it. There aren't going to be too many original storylines centering on Maryland's football program this month.
Probably 99.5 percent of them will fall into these six categories:
1. Ralph Friedgen's job security is sketchy.
2. Maryland is coming off a school record for losses in a season (i.e. the 2-10 storyline)
3. Jamarr Robinson is the new quarterback.
4. Torrey Smith is really good.
5. Alex Wujciak is really crazy.
6. Da'Rel Scott is really healthy. Really.
More will be written about most of these, particularly the first two.
But, really, there's no need to ask any more players about the 2-10 thing specifically.
Because nose tackle A.J. Francis, as he so often does, sums up the situation perfectly.
"That’s all we heard, all year," Francis said. "I wish you could invest in words, because if I could invest $20 into the 2-10 stock, I’d be the owner of a Fortune 500 company right now. It gets to the point that you get so tired of hearing about 2-10 that you have no option but to work to make sure it never happens again, and it never will happen again."
And if it somehow does, some financial guru needs to make that fantasy stock market come to life. The ever-shrinking business sections in newspapers would never be the same if Francis were to become a corporate titan.