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Looking Ahead to Saturday's Scrimmage

Maryland's second day of practice was not as good as Day One, according to Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen. The Terrapins did not throw or catch the ball as well as Friedgen would have liked. It was hot Tuesday, though not quite as hot as Monday afternoon. Some players cramped up Tuesday, but Friedgen wasn’t particularly interested in rattling off names. Safe to say there’s going to be plenty of ups and downs in practice this season, considering the team is one of the youngest in the country. As long as senior QB Chris Turner remains somewhat consistent, then that’s a good sign heading into the season. Friedgen was hoping the team can go in pads for today’s late-afternoon practice.

An important day is Saturday, the team’s first scrimmage. I’m not sure yet whether reporters are permitted to watch the scrimmage, but at the very least we’ll get a full report afterward. Personally, I’ll be eager to see the performance at three positions: offensive line, defensive line and place kicker. If players at those positions develop quicker than expected, then the entire team may be in better shape than most think. But it remains a big if.

What other positions – or players – does everyone want to keep an eye on Saturday?

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 12, 2009; 11:55 AM ET
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1. Wide Receiver
2. Backup QB

Posted by: fushezzi | August 12, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Kenny Tate...

Posted by: merajc86 | August 12, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

O-Line and D-Line.
Can the O-Line protect Turner, who is more of a pocket passer?
Can the Defense get to the opposing QB?

Posted by: ecglotfelty | August 12, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

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