Given that much of the reasoning for longtime Terrapins coach Ralph Friedgen's departure was lagging season ticket sales and a struggle to lease luxury suites and premium seats during his tenure, the Maryland athletic department would probably like to sell out new head man Randy Edsall's opener. Not the case just yet, says Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun:
As of this afternoon, a few-hundred tickets remain for Maryland-Miami. Maryland was determined there not be empty seats for Edsall debut.
Obviously, there is time before Monday night's kickoff to sell a few hundred tickets and indeed fill Byrd Stadium to capacity. I am sure the nuclear bomb levied on Miami by the Nevin Shapiro scandal took the luster off of this game for some ticket buyers, so there are certainly mitigating circumstances for not selling out your home season opener, but it still wouldn't look great for Maryland officials.