My brother went to UMd, and its law school, my sister-in-law went to UMd and its med school. I used to visit for parties (60's, 70's) That was in the pre-sofa burning era. Instead, the football team would show up, and toss rolls of tp into the toilet, flush, and run. There always was a lot of smoke, and occasionally a trans. girl group, usually the Supremes, who were very, very good. Plus, if you were so inclined, you could dance with Diana Ross.
I hope the U is mor esophisticated now, but, my guess parties like those still flourish. And, What sort of school is UMd? football, basketball? Heck, I recall it was a track school, because it wasn't all that good at anything else. I think it will revert to being a football school, and, basketball is gonna take a back seat. And, where do you recruit? What style will work in the not-so-big, but oversized 10?
I actually think GU is a bigger threat to take ML from GW, esp. if they beef up their facilities. But, it seems to thrive on inbred coaching selections, and I see something like that continuing. ML can be as Catholic as the Pope, but he may not be GU Catholic.
I dearly hope we keep him. Given the international flavor and the local transfer factor, GW is poised for a Gonzaga-like run, and ML can be king of the hill, like Mark Few, for the next--as long as he likes.
We will know more if we bring in Yuta's brother, a Dane, an Argentine, or an Aussie. Maybe there are a couple of Belo's or big Lithuanians who yearn to be freer. GW can be the school of opportunity for a slew of guys who decide after a year in Kansas or Oklahoma,, Vermont or FLorida, that they just want more.