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Friedgen's Sunday Chat

A few quick hitters from Sunday's talk with Coach Ralph Friedgen:

The team emerged from the Clemson game pretty healthy. Kenny Tate hurt his elbow but returned to the game. Adrian Moten (wrist) played 25 plays, and Travis Ivey also played some as he looks to continue his recovery from a broken foot. Da'Rel Scott probably won't be able to hit in practice this week because his shoulder is still sore. There is a chance Nolan Carroll could return this week.

Friedgen was not crazy with how the offense played much of the game. The crowd noise played a factor, but Friedgen is not sure how much of a factor because he has yet to talk to players. But center Edwin Williams a few times either snapped the ball too early or too late. There was also movement on the line at times. Friedgen said the miscues cost Maryland 14 points. Friedgen said there were mental errors in the run blocking. "We didn't play anywhere near we are capable of in run blocking," Friedgen said.

"What the win showed me was that we played with a lot of heart," Friedgen said. "Things weren't going right and we were still able to win the football game."

You'll be hearing a lot of this theme in the coming weeks. The ACC is a wide-open conference with no front-runner. "Lots of teams can win on any given day," Friedgen said. "It's going to be a heck of a race. I don't know if anyone doesn't have a shot at it right now."

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 28, 2008; 4:47 PM ET
Categories:  Football  
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