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Poll: Which Running Back Do You Want to See?

With running back Da’Rel Scott (broken forearm) sidelined, fans will get a good look at some young and talented Maryland running backs Saturday at Wake Forest.

Sophomore Davin Meggett will start. Redshirt freshman Gary Douglas, who played some against Clemson, will also get a good look. Coaches have said that Douglas may have the best moves among the backs. And then there are freshman D.J. Adams and Caleb Porzel. Coaches have praised both this season. Porzel has blazing speed and is just coming back from injury. A special package may be installed for Porzel.

Offensive coordinator James Franklin said Tuesday that at least Adams or Porzel will play Saturday.

"Both of them were up" on the varsity at Monday's practice, Coach Ralph Friedgen said. “This is the first week Porzel has been able to play since training camp, so obviously he is a little behind. We are trying to see if there is a certain package we can put in for him. D.J. [Adams] is in the mix. I thought both of them came in and looked good last night, so we are going to work with them. Right now, it's Davin Meggett, followed by [Gary] Douglas and then D.J. Adams and Porzel...that's probably how they are sitting right now. But that could change by the end of the week."

Said offensive lineman Paul Pinegar: “We've had a few games without Da'Rel. We've had some other guys step up; we've had some other guards step up. It's a sad thing that Da'Rel went down, but we have some other backs that will be able to step out here like Davin Meggett and Gary Douglas."

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 7, 2009; 10:06 AM ET
Categories:  Football  
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Comments

MTSU looked terrible last night losing to Troy. Didn't see a lot of it (only during commercial breaks during the Twins/Tigers).

It makes that loss even harder to stomach. Last year's loss was hard enough.

I believe MD will pull through against WFU. Expect it to be a pretty ugly game. Most of all, I think Ralph will be more relaxed and not make another bonehead call.

If we go 6-5, are we guarnteed a bowl (no, I'd like to see them do much better than that - just asking)?

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | October 7, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

What in the world happened to Morgan Green? I would like to see him carry the ball a few times. He played well in the bowl game last season.

Posted by: drj09 | October 7, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

What in the world happened to Morgan Green? I would like to see him carry the ball a few times. He played well in the bowl game last season.

Posted by: drj09 | October 7, 2009 11:11 AM

EVERYBODY looked good in the bowl game last year. Green is buried on the depth chart. Douglas, Adams and Porzel are WAY better. Franklin has already confirmed Adams will burn his shirt this weekend, get some time on special teams and maybe a carry or two. He's been tearing up practices on the scout team. The real question is when does Porzel burn his shirt and get on the field?

Posted by: virtueandvice | October 7, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

BTW, where is hclark1?

Posted by: virtueandvice | October 7, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

If we go 6-5, are we guarnteed a bowl (no, I'd like to see them do much better than that - just asking)?

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | October 7, 2009 10:22 AM
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To some one here, going 6-5 and being in the RFK Bowl or whatever it's called would be cause for great celebration and even warrant a parade along Campus Drive.

Oh how some settle for mediocrity.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 7, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Eric,
You didn't put in the back I most want to see: MORGAN GREEN! The only time I ever saw him get any run was in the the Humanitarian bowl and he looked solid. At the very least, he would be a power back change up to Meggett/Douglas who are more shifty backs. The kid has been there 4 years. I don't think he's been legitimately given a chance over the course of a game. Put him in and see what he can do!

Posted by: aviscardo | October 7, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Who the hell is Morgan Green? You guys pay way too much attention to the Terps to know who the guys at the back of the bench are. Jeez, get a life people.

Go Duke!

Posted by: Poopy-McPoop | October 7, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Man, the fake poopy is hitting up all the threads.

Kudos to whoever the fake poopy is.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 8, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

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