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The weekly ACC coaches teleconference is always interesting, and mildly entertaining, because there will be random questions about anything from anybody. A reporter in Tuscaloosa may ask about Creatine, followed with a question from a TV reporter from El Paso asking about the triple-option. We had some randomness moments ago, but nothing totally absurd.

The more interesting issue is Delaware's quarterback situation. Coach K.C. Keeler told reporters yesterday that he won’t reveal his starter publicly probably until Saturday’s game at Byrd Stadium. And Ralph Friedgen said moments ago that his coaches don’t have any tape on the two guys competing for the starting duties, Ohio State transfer Robby Schoenhoft and redshirt freshman Lou Ritacco.

“We don’t know what either one can do,” Friedgen said. “They have not played.”

Friedgen again talked up Delaware, saying it won’t come into Byrd and be awed. He pumped up the three Delaware running backs, one a transfer from Wisconsin, another from Notre Dame, another from U-Conn. And he called the entire team “very solid.” Ralph said his players are very much aware of what another D 1-AA team did last season against Michigan in the opener.

Lou Holtz, of course, would have likened Delaware to the 1985 Chicago Bears.

A reporter asked repeatedly about Maryland’s quarterback decision, and Ralph rehashed the rationale that went into picking Jordan Steffy over Turner. Another reporter asked about skyrocketing costs of recruiting, which caught Ralph a little off guard.

Ralph referenced rising gas prices. Off-shore drilling and alternative energies were not mentioned this week.

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 27, 2008; 11:55 AM ET
Categories:  Football  | Tags: Creatine, Delaware, Jordan Steffy, K.C. Keeler, Lou Holtz, off-shore drilling  
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Maryland will finish with a 4-8 record (good for last place in the ACC - even behind Duke)

It was gratifying to hear that, Maryland is no longer recruiting Tavon Austin.

Posted by: gary | August 27, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

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