Not to mention the fact that Edsall, Lockesly and company have been recrutiting pretty hardcore. They've got some really nice classes coming in this season and next already. Not to say they are FSU, LSU or Bama good, but really UMD good. I think there's hope, maybe not a lot for this season, but for the future. Having a disciplinarian vs a lax "let em do what they want" coach is a good thing. Maybe we'll start graduating kids at a better rate and/or at least have fewer discipline issues.
I don't buy recruiting class ranks- Charlie Weiss consistently had top ranked class, and his number one quarterbacks have had trouble holding on to third string jobs in the nfl.
as far as discilipine, does that really help a team win? great teams tend to still have their share of arrests