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Friedgen: a 'Good, Tough' Scrimmage

Maryland’s second scrimmage was a long one. The first-team offense got about 64 plays as the Terrapins played through the Sunday afternoon heat. But that’s what Coach Ralph Friedgen wanted. He put his players through some two-minute drill situations at the end, and he wanted to see how they would respond to the fatigue and the heat.

Redshirt freshman running back Gary Douglas had the most impressive day, collecting 122 yards on 17 carries. But his main competitor for the third-string running back spot, Morgan Green, had 51 yards on his last seven carries alone, including a 20-yard touchdown run.

Starting quarterback Chris Turner completed 13 of 20 passes for 113 yards. Backup Jamarr Robinson directed two scoring drives but only completed 5 of 14 passes for 59 yards.

Backup cornerback Trenton Hughes made a team-high six solo stops among his seven tackles. Defensive back Austin Walker and linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield each had six tackles. Hartsfield also had two tackles for loss, including a sack.

"It was a good, tough scrimmage," Friedgen said. "I wanted to get about three quarters in."

Maryland is scheduled to have one final scrimmage Thursday, but it remains to be seen how hard the Terrapins go in the third scrimmage of camp.

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 24, 2009; 8:14 AM ET
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Beat Cal! Getting 21 1/2 points shows a total lack of respect.

Posted by: steven09 | August 24, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

What has Maryland Football done lately to earn respect?
We are not even as good as UVA,WVA,and certainly not to the standard of VaTech.
So we have to do some self evaluation, some soul searching, and a little less of this blind optimism. It may work in "Rudy" but in the real world wins and losses really do matter.

Posted by: keithlb28 | August 24, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Keithlb28..You are exactly correct..We need to Earn the respect of sports writers and others...first off we need to beat cal then proceed to demolish jmu,mts...That is where we lose respect..We beat a top 20 team then fall flat on our butts againist a low level team...

Whos to blame?? Fat Ralph for not keeping the team focused...It seems like the elite in the game seem to keep there team focused week in and week out..

Tile to go fat ralph...This will be your last walk down the walk of shame

Posted by: carolina1 | August 24, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

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