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Terrapins Insider: September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008

Ten Things We Learned

I wanted to drop in the 10 things we learned today before I go out to dinner. I will have much more reaction throughout the day tomorrow, before turning the focus to Clemson. 1) Da’Rel Scott is a significant upgrade...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 8:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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What Surprised You the Most?

Okay, everyone. I just got back from the game. Only check one box this time. poll by twiigs.com...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 8:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More Injuries for Terps

Just finished with Ralph Friedgen's press conference following the 51-24 victory over Eastern Michigan: Adrian Moten, who had an interception and a blocked punt, injured his wrist and will need further evaluation. Dominique Herald tore his ACL, Friedgen said, and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Portis Scores, Terps 51-24

Josh Portis getting extended playing time in the fourth quarter. He just scored a touchdown. Portis has nine carries for 98 yards and is Maryland's leading rusher today. A rep from the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando just made the...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Reach Into Bag of Tricks, Terps 44-24

Interesting play: Josh Portis did not run the ball, but instead handed off to Darrius Heyward-Bey, who flipped the ball back to Danny Oquendo, who threw the ball deep to Isaiah Williams, who hauled in the 43-yard touchdown reception. Terps...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NC State Upsets ECU

The final score of NC State's overtime victory over East Carolina was just announced in the press box, causing one writer a few seats down from me to start a half-hearted chant of "ACC! ACC!" I'll tell you what, the...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Clemson Update

Clemson is pounding South Carolina State, 40-0, late in the third quarter. South Carolina State has minus-2 yards rushing right now. Yes, I know, it is South Carolina State. Are the Terps ready for the Tigers next Saturday?...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Egekeze's Third FG, 37-17 Terps

Okay, Maryland in complete control. One of the real bright spots in this game has been the performance of Obi Egekeze, who just made his third field goal of the game, a 33-yarder. Egekeze was thisclose to losing his job...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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After Three Quarters, 34-17 Terps

What's been the most impressive part of today's game so far? 1) Heyward-Bey's long runs. 2) The play of Chris Turner 3) Two interceptions 4) Blocked punt 5) Something else (Sorry, Turner just threw his second INT)...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Egekeze Makes Another FG

Obi Egekeze is now 2 for 2 on field goals today, having just made a 21 yarder. Chris Turner hooked up with Torrey Smith for a 44-yard pass completion that put Maryland into scoring position. Aside from the interception, Turner...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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EMU FG, Terps Lead 31-17

EMU kicker Joe Carithers just kicked a 23-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 31-17. Maryland still looks in control of the ball, even though the Terps could be doing better against the pass. Given that Da'Rel Scott has...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Score, Take 31-14 Lead

Morgan Green has two touchdown runs, but the most impressive runs have been from Darrius Heyward-Bey, who topped his 35-yard first-half scamper with a 46-yard run to start the second half. That helped set up Chris Turner's four-yard touchdown pass...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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At Half, 24-14 Terps

The story of the first half: The Terps are making opportunistic plays on defense (two interceptions) and on special teams (one blocked punt), but the pass defense is getting carved up again. EMU QB has completed 16 of 22 passes...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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EMU Scores, Terps Answer Quickly

EMU is outgaining Maryland in yards by almost 100 yards. But the Eagles have screwed themselves up by throwing two interceptions and getting one punt blocked. Running back Terrence Blevins just scored from seven yards out to make the score...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Green Scores Again, 17-0 Terps

Morgan Green is making the most of Da'Rel Scott's absence today. Green scored his second touchdown on a 20-yard run, and the competitive portion of this game may be ending soon. It is 17-0, and EMU keeps turning the ball...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Green Scores, 10-0 Terps

Running back Morgan Green handled the carries on Maryland's second possession and scored from a one yard touchdown, his first career touchdown, on fourth and one from the one. Darrius Heyward-Bey had a nice 35-yard run on the drive. Defense...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Egekeze Makes 23-yard FG

The drought it over. Obi Egekeze has made his first field goal of the season, a 23-yard to give Maryland a 3-0 lead with 11:04 left in the first quarter. We'll see if this will give Egekeze some confidence. The...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Scott Warming Up

I have spotted Maryland running back Da'Rel Scott warming up and performing some light jogging drills on the field. He looks fine. No official word yet on his availability. There was a little chill in the air when I left...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Five Questions for Terps-EMU Game

Good morning, everyone. The last morning of the last game of the non-conference season. After today, everything gets ratcheted up, including Terrapins Insider. I’ll be off to College Park in a couple hours, and here is how the day will...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 20, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Friedgen off the Hot Seat?

Once again, this hot seat Web site means nothing. But it’s fun to look at just to see how the perception of Maryland changes with one win or one loss. According to the site, Friedgen is no longer on the...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Thoughts on Injuries

This is a response to a comment from Terpfan: First of all, I want to thank everyone for all the e-mails and comments this week. I really appreciate the kind words. As far as injury updates, it’s tricky to get...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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EMU's Defense Presents Challenges

As I wrote in my advance, which should be on the Web now, Ralph Friedgen can largely determine how his team will play in the game by how his team has practiced during the week. That’s not always the case,...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Egekeze's Margin for Error

As I wrote yesterday on Terrapins Insider, Ralph Friedgen will stick with struggling kicker Obi Egekeze to start against Eastern Michigan. But the key word is start. Here is exactly what Friedgen says, so it is clear that Egekeze also...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Watson's Learning Curve

Changing positions is never easy, even if you are moving from wide receiver to tight end like redshirt freshman Lansford Watson did. Watson caught three passes for 23 yards Saturday against California, but he is still a work in progress....

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Friedgen Talks EMU Punters. Again.

I asked Ralph Friedgen for a little more insight on the Eastern Michigan punting situation, which Friedgen loves to talk about. Here is Friedgen’s entire response: “It causes you a problem. You have got to be worried about the rugby...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kenny Tate Wowing Friedgen

Freshman Kenny Tate’s stock continues to rise, and Tate should see more action this Saturday. Not only will Tate see action in the secondary on every third series to spell Jeff Allen, but Tate will play an important role on...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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U-Va.'s Quarterback Crisis

Maryland is just two weeks away from an important game at Virginia, and the Cavaliers are facing a quarterback crisis after Peter Lalich was dismissed from the team yesterday. For more on this move and how it will affect the...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Unique Maryland-EMU Poll

Okay, I felt a little ambitious putting this poll together. You have a lot of choices. Consider this poll like a visit to Fogo de Chao, one of my favorite Brazilian steakhouses: Pick everything, pick nothing, or pick your favorites....

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Prediction: 38-13

This was the commentary that I sent to the EMU student paper. I don't expect this game to offer much suspense. Prediction: Let me say, 38-13, Maryland wins. Ralph Friedgen is concerned because he says EMU runs a no-huddle spread...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 19, 2008; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Cole's Special Day at Practice

For Maryland players, today’s practice served as another chance to sharpen their focus for Saturday’s game against Eastern Michigan. For one boy, today’s practice was an event he will savor for quite some time. Cole Sterry, a 7-year-old who was...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 10:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland Injury Report

Here is Maryland's official injury report. (Maryland has corrected it and now lists Scott as questionable with a shoulder injury.) Out for season: Kevin Dorsey (foot) Out: Tyler Bowen (leg) Joe Faiella (leg) Mack Frost (leg) Travis Ivey (leg) Drew...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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EMU QB Sidelined

YPSILANTI, Mich. --- Justin Souva, the sports editor at the EMU student newspaper, just e-mailed me saying that EMU Coach Genyk announced that starting quarterback Andy Schmitt will not play against Maryland. Schmitt played some last week in the loss...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friedgen Sticks with Egekeze

Coach Ralph Friedgen will stick with kicker Obi Egekeze to start against Eastern Michigan even though Egekeze has missed all five of his field goal attempts this season. Friedgen said Egekeze kicked very well this week. Running back Da'Rel Scott...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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EMU Newspaper Predicts 31-10

We thank Justin Souva, the sports editor of the Eastern Michigan student newspaper, The Echo, who has checked in with his thoughts on EMU, this weekend's game and student life at EMU. Here is his take: Prediction? Quick prediction, 31-10...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Some Coverage from Ypsilanti

Okay, everyone, if you would like some perspective out of Ypsilanti, Mich., check out the blog and overall coverage by Justin Souva, the sports editor of the Eastern Michigan student newspaper, The Echo. I will have more from Souva later...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tight Ends Making an Impact

It didn’t take long for quarterback Chris Turner to complete a pass to his starting tight end Saturday. On Maryland’s first offensive play, Turner completed a pass to Dan Gronkowski for nine yards. In all, tight ends caught seven passes...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Chism, Herald Expected to Play

Coach Ralph Friedgen said to expect freshman Cameron Chism and sophomore Dominique Herald to play at least on special teams Saturday and burn their redshirts. What's everyone's take? Play who you need to play to win games, or preserve their...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Friedgen Examines Offensive Line

The offensive line unit has been an interesting one to examine through three games. A veteran group that was regarded as arguably the strongest in the ACC has been a mixed bag. The line really struggled in the MTSU loss,...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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QB Chris Turner's Issue: Consistency

This will be an important test for quarterback Chris Turner. He completed 15 of 19 passes Saturday, looking near flawless throughout the 35-27 victory against California. Can Turner find consistency and duplicate his performance against an inferior team? “The big...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friedgen Talks Portis

It was not long ago that Maryland coaches were praising the progress of Josh Portis, calling him an athletic freak of nature and guaranteeing that he would see playing time at quarterback regardless of who was named starter. Three games...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Maryland Press Pass on e-Bay

So I am sitting in Maryland’s student union working on my blog yesterday afternoon when that familiar red light on my BlackBerry starts flashing. A new e-mail. Oh, and it’s from Maryland. Then another, and another. Dear Eric Prisbell, It...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 18, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Friedgen: Scott Practiced

I caught most of Ralph Friedgen’s radio show on the drive home from campus and found it quite interesting. First off, Friedgen said running back Da’Rel Scott practiced Wednesday but not at full speed and that he remains questionable for...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 9:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Friedgen Views Kicker Race as 'Dead Even'

Ralph Friedgen said tonight that the kicker situation is "dead even," but that he will probably stick with Obi Egekeze on Saturday. He will know for sure when Egekeze and Nick Wallace have "last kicks" on Thursday. I'll have much...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Meggett Back to 'Old Self'

Ralph Friedgen met with Davin Meggett last week because he wanted to find out why Meggett’s effort in practice had slacked off since training camp. Friedgen got his message across, because Meggett had a key 38-yard run against Cal and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Take on Turner

Here is how Ralph Friedgen broke down the performance of quarterback Chris Turner, who completed 15 of 19 passes and looked like a different player than the one who threw three interceptions against Middle Tennessee State. “Vast improvement this week....

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MTSU Coach Denies Stealing UK Signals

A friend sent me this link, which says that MTSU Coach Rick Stockstill denied that his team stole Kentucky's play-calling signals during their game Saturday. Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks told The Lexington Herald-Leader that he thought MTSU coaches were stealing...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Friedgen on Heyward-Bey

Ralph Friedgen praised the work ethic and sportsmanship of receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, but here is what I found interesting: Remember how Ralph had criticized quarterback Chris Turner because Turner played better in games than in practice. Friedgen certainly viewed it...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friedgen on Final Seven Minutes vs. Cal

I asked Ralph Friedgen about the final seven minutes of the Cal game, when the Golden Bears suddenly found the holes in Maryland’s defense and scored three touchdowns to narrow the gap to eight points. QB Kevin Riley threw for...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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More on Barnes

I didn’t have room for everything on Kevin Barnes in my story. Ralph Friedgen talked a little more about the progress Barnes has made since he has been here. Remember, Barnes came into Maryland around 155 pounds. Now he is...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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If Healthy, How Much Should Scott Play?

Ralph Friedgen may be wrestling with the same question this week. poll by twiigs.com...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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EMU's Third-String Punter Drama

Ralph Friedgen took a full minute to explain to the media the Eastern Michigan punting situation. After hearing it on my tape recorder, I found it even more enthralling and hilarious than before. This kind of quirky thing – figuring...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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ACC Teleconference with Ralph

I was surprised there weren't more questions today on the ACC call with Ralph, considering Maryland's victory over Cal on Saturday. Ralph said he was proud of how the team played and that he thinks it can play even better....

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Offense Needs Four Big Plays

Quarterback Chris Turner and teammates have talked about trying to get four big plays each game, which generally should be enough to win. But the main challenge this week remains focus and maturity, buzzwords that everyone will hear over and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Look at Barnes' Hit

I have received a bunch of e-mails this morning asking for another link to The Hit, which seems to be all the buzz in all the newspapers this morning. The above link should work. Now, let's get on to important...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Smell of Wine and Cheap Perfume

My iPod collection largely consists hip-hop and general 1980s classics, but there is definitely a place for Journey. And there is definitely a place for Journey in Maryland’s practices. Coach Ralph Friedgen said he needs to get players to focus...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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More on The Hit

I contacted a handful of the dedicated bloggers who posted the video clip of the Kevin Barnes hit on Jahvid Best. But I didn’t have room to quote or mention anywhere close to all of those who got back to...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Get a Terps-EMU ticket for $3

I received a note from the kind folks at StubHub about the Maryland-EMU game, and if you want to go, you can almost go for free at this point. There are more than 650 tickets available for the game on...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Meggett's Great Debut

Maryland's sports information department has alerted me that it provided incorrect info about the last time a Maryland true freshman scored a touchdown in his debut. The correct answer is: Meggett was the first Terps true freshman since Josh Allen...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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What was most memorable?

Okay, it's Eastern Michigan week, so there is not much buildup to Saturday's game. What I am truly curious about is this: Why was the Kevin Barnes hit so cool? Take the poll and consider this as serious as your...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 16, 2008; 9:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Turner: We want to 'murder' EMU

Ever tie a tie while driving? That was a first for me today, as I sped from Maryland’s student union after filing my story to the Comcast studio in Bethesda for Washington Post Live. Whirlwind of a day, no question....

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 16, 2008; 8:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terrapins Injury Update

Sorry this is slightly later than promised. Eric got tied up with some interviews for what should be an fun story in tomorrow's paper. Here's today's injury update from Ralph Friedgen: Da'Rel Scott remains questionable for Saturday because of a...

By Matthew Rennie  |  September 16, 2008; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Poll: Terps' Injuries to Avoid

Without a lot of compelling individual matchups to explore this week, Maryland should have two main goals for Saturday's game: (1) avoid a Murfreesboro-like meltdown, and (2) stay/get healthy. Da'Rel Scott already is a little dinged up, but while the...

By Matthew Rennie  |  September 16, 2008; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland Reminds EMU Coach of Michigan State

I watched Eastern Michigan Coach Jeff Genyk’s 19-minute on-campus press conference yesterday and he was mostly peppered with questions about EMU’s 41-17 blowout loss against Toledo. But Genyk also touched upon Maryland and said that the Terrapins’ running game reminded...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 16, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland at Clemson at Noon

Maryland beat writers across this great land rejoice! The Clemson game on Sept. 27 is at noon. Time to celebrate. Again, beat writers don't root for teams. We root for working computers, good deadlines and Marriott point specials. Saturday, Sept....

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 15, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Tale of the Tape

Here is a complete look at how these teams match up in their national rankings. Maryland's pass defense stats took a hit with Cal QB Kevin Riley carving up the defense in the fourth quarter. And EMU really has trouble...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 15, 2008; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Any Easy Games Left?

We know Maryland is consistently inconsistent. Are there any easy games left on the schedule? Vote early and often. poll by twiigs.com...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 15, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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EMU QB Will Practice Tuesday

Just got off the MAC teleconference with Eastern Michigan Coach Jeff Genyk. I’ll tell you, there was more media interest in the Sun Belt teleconference a few weeks ago than there was in the MAC teleconference. Three questions were asked...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 15, 2008; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eastern Michigan Scouting Report

This week's challenge for Maryland: Finding motivation for the game in between a big nonconference home game (Cal) and the ACC opener against a conference favorite (Clemson). A home game against Eastern Michigan doesn't necessarily provide a ton of natural...

By Matthew Rennie  |  September 15, 2008; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Three Issues for the Week

These three issues could dominate the week in College Park: 1) Da’Rel Scott’s health: Ideally, Maryland would probably like to play Scott as little as possible or not at all Saturday to ensure he will be 100 percent for the...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 15, 2008; 6:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Scott is Questionable

Just got off the phone with Ralph Friedgen, who had his usual Sunday chat with beat writers. The player to watch this week will be running back Da’Rel Scott, who is expected to be non-contact in practice this week and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 14, 2008; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Best No Bush

In response to Paco’s comment on Jahvid Best, yes, I pumped Best up quite a bit last week. Had a story in the paper on him comparing him to a young Reggie Bush. Also had several posts about him on...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 14, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Turner: It is so Gratifying

Saturday was a bellwether game for Chris Turner just as much as it was for Coach Ralph Friedgen. Turner had thrown three interceptions against Middle Tennessee and had watched unheralded MTSU QB Joe Craddock complete 19 passes before Turner completed...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 14, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Great Franklin Quote on Portis

Offensive coordinator James Franklin is always very high-energy and very candid, even in defeat. He can be blunt, and he also has a way of explaining complicated things in a clear fashion, which some coaches cannot always do. While Josh...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 14, 2008; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cal Player: Humidity Got Us

[I am a believer in transparency, so here is the deal: The following quote was said by Cal linebacker Zach Follett, not the Cal tight end, as I had earlier posted. There is a representative from either school who types...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 14, 2008; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Thomas: We Have Chip On Shoulder

Here are a few player quotes, but I have a lot more interviews coming: Lineman Jaimie Thomas: "This game was one of our better games and it was still not our best. We know we can get better from here;...

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 14, 2008; 6:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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