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Concern at Running Back

Just walked out of Ralph Friedgen’s office. He repeated after tonight’s 21-period practice that he still has concerns about the running game.

“We’re still struggling with it,” he said. “A lot of guys have not had reps. We’re much further along in the passing game.”

Sophomore Da’Rel Scott is still well positioned to be the top back. True freshman Davin Meggett also will certainly see playing time; “no doubt about it,” Friedgen said. “He will be the second guy in.”

Sophomore Morgan Green has hardly practiced the past couple weeks because of the nagging quadriceps injury. Friedgen said that doctors have said he is okay, but Green still feels like he can’t go.

I’ll transcribe Ralph’s entire interview when I get home a little later.

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 25, 2008; 7:23 PM ET
Categories:  Football  | Tags: Da'Rel Scott, Davin Meggett, Morgan Green, Ralph Friedgen  
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Posted by: UVA guy | August 25, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

I think Meggett is a sleeper no more.. Power back with speed and Morgan is missing his chance to play. I think the Terps will have a big year and be fine in the running game. Need to play some of the younger WRs over I Williams. MD will be tough with Portis playing as well and he may be the starter by game 4.

Posted by: Terptown | August 25, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

The big question I have for the true football fans out there is...How does a running back run with one leg? If you look at the past history of Maryland Football, their players have played hurt and for what? E. Henderson a projected 2008 early round pick gave up his body last year for what? To go undrafted and the same goes for several other players. The time too rest is now. Why rush the return of one of your top back on the roster. I look at other programs and they allow their injuried players to rest. I would rather have a RB for the long haul, instead of short term. A Quad injury is not something you can run on 15-20 times a game and be productive. I really wish that Ralph would be a little more constructive in his assessment of his players. If you know your players, than he would know if this was the type of player who was pulling his leg or this is a legitimate injury. Ralph be positive when asked about your players. This is football and both the mental and physical aspect comes into play. You've been there, you've played the game, but times have changed...adjust to them.

Posted by: Football Nut | August 26, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

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