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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 in 2002 to do so. Allen did not see action until his fourth game against Eastern Michigan, during which he had an eight-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Meggett could get the bulk of the carries Saturday against EMU. How comfortable does everyone feel about Meggett perhaps carrying the load Saturday?

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 17, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Football  | Tags: Davin Meggett  
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This blog is terrific, and you are doing a great job. Meggett inspires confidence. He may make a few rookie mistakes, but even the untrained fan can see that he has everything an outstanding running back needs to be successful.

Posted by: QuakerTerpII | September 17, 2008 6:25 AM | Report abuse

He must have been a "late bloomer" to receive such little attention as a prep? FREDTERP

Posted by: FREDTERP | September 17, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Wait wait wait...Alvin Maddox.

Did he coach football/teach gym for a few years at Gonzaga as well?

Posted by: Colm | September 17, 2008 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Let the young man get out there and show what he can do.

Posted by: Lindemann | September 17, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

So far Meggett has undoubtedly proven he has the ability to effectively run the ball and can score. Two questions still remain in my mind though...

1. Is he well versed enough in the offense to be an effective pass blocker?

2. Can he carry the load for an entire game?

I believe he is able to do both which gives me great relief as a Terps fan. He and Da'Rel are an awesome 1-2 punch, and Green makes our running back depth as good as it gets.

Posted by: DBriles | September 17, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

This could be the best thing to happen to this football team this year. Meggett certainly seems to have the talent. What he needs is the game experience. I can't think of a better time for him to get that experience than in a nonconference game where he should be relied upon to get the job done. I just hope the coaching staff doesn't go vanilla because he is the one running the ball.

Posted by: Paco in Ajijic | September 17, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Fridge was originally happy to use Meggett as a blocking back because he understands the offense and doesn't miss his assignments (and was briefly worried about Scott).

I feel very comfortable with him in all scenarios, same with Scott.

I still pine for the use of the option, bring it back Fridge!

Posted by: ckstevenson | September 17, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

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