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Terrapins Insider: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

Friedgen does not rule out using O'Brien

Once again, Coach Ralph Friedgen said there was consideration about using freshman quarterback Danny O'Brien today and Friedgen did not rule out using O'Brien in the final two games. Should O'Brien be used? I think most fans would say, "No!"...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 14, 2009; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Tate out for season, probably Baltz, too

Ralph Friedgen just said that safety Kenny Tate is out for the season with a high ankle sprain, and punter Travis Baltz is probably out for the season with a broken finger. So things get worse for the 2-8 Terrapins....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 14, 2009; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Not to sound repetitive ...

... but Virginia Tech just scored again, this time on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor to Jarrett Boykin. Taylor was hit hard on the throw, but Boykin caught it nonetheless. Jamari McCullough had a decent shot at Boykin,...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 14, 2009; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Hokies find end zone once more

Tyrod Taylor connected with Dyrell Roberts on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 11:37 remaining in the first half. Virginia Tech failed to convert the extra point due to a bobbled snap. Hokies 20, Maryland 3 -- 11:37 to go in...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 14, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tate injures right leg

Less than two minutes into the second quarter, sophomore defensive back Kenny Tate injured his right leg while making a tackle on Tyrod Taylor. Tate remained down on the field before being helped off by two team officials. Tate could...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 14, 2009; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps on the board

Freshman kicker Nick Ferrara connects on a 36-yard field goal with three seconds expired in the second quarter. VaTech 14, Maryland 3 -- 14:57 remaining in the first half...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 14, 2009; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hokies score again

Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Andre Smith on third down. It's been a pretty one-sided affair so far. Hokies 14, Maryland 0 -- 4:55 left in the first....

By Steve Yanda  |  November 14, 2009; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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VaTech gets on the board first

Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed a 30-yard pass down the left sideline to Jarrett Boykin whose knee hit the ground at the one yard-line. On the next play, tailback Ryan Williams plunged in for the score. Virginia Tech 7,...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 14, 2009; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland beats Charleston Southern, 89-51

The final score wasn't much of a shocker. Maryland pulled away in the second half over an inferior Charleston Southern squad. Talent prevailed, as it almost always does in match-ups like these at the beginning of the season. But there...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 13, 2009; 11:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Gregory out again

Junior forward Dino Gregory is not present at Comcast Center and will not suit up tonight for Maryland in its regular season opener against Charleston Southern. Though no press release was issued, a team official confirmed Gregory will not play...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 13, 2009; 7:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Rebounding, rebounding, rebounding

The area in which the Maryland men's basketball players and Coach Gary Williams have said the team most needs to improve based on their showing in last week's exhibition game, as well as last Saturday's scrimmage against Temple (which was...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 13, 2009; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Prediction Time

Maryland might be 2-7, but I am 6-3 in my predictions for this wacky team. And I am thisclose to being 8-1! A play here, a play there. Call me crazy, but I think Maryland has a chance in this...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 13, 2009; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Women's basketball signs No. 2 recruiting class in country

The women's basketball team announced the signing of five players on Thursday, a group that is rated as the No. 2 class in the country by HoopGurlz. (ACC rival Duke has the top-ranked group.) Guard Alyssa Thomas (Central Dauphin/Harrisburg, Pa.),...

By Camille Powell  |  November 13, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: Virginia Tech hopes to punish Terrapins. Another preview of Saturday's game. Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel poised to make his first career start....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 13, 2009; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Williams: No update on Gregory

Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams just spoke with the media in advance of tomorrow night's regular season opener against Charleston Southern. When asked to provide an update on the status of junior forward Dino Gregory entering Friday night's game,...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 12, 2009; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Scouting Charleston Southern

The moment we've all been waiting for nearly has arrived. Friday night, the Maryland men's basketball team will host Charleston Southern in its regular season opener at Comcast Center. The Buccaneers reside in the Big South Conference and went 9-20...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 12, 2009; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: More on the friendship between Frank Beamer and Ralph Friedgen, and some ACC notes. A look at ACC teams that may be better than their records indicate. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 12, 2009; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Student tickets still available for Saturday's game

Way back on Aug. 25, Maryland announced that Saturday's game against Virginia Tech was sold out. But on Wednesday, the school sent out an e-mail saying that student tickets, and student guest tickets at $25, were still available. The e-mail...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  November 11, 2009; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Friedgen: 'We could easily be 7-1 or 6-2'

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen just said on the ACC teleconference that he believes his team is a lot better than its 2-7 record would indicate, adding that "we could easily be 7-1 or 6-2." How many agree with that? Senior...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 11, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Veteran's Day salute: Rick Mosley

Rick Mosley took his time marching up the steps of the Lexington Market in Baltimore one late September afternoon. He wore a boot on his left foot -- a precursor to the surgery he would undergo the following day --...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 11, 2009; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: The Diamondback says Chris Turner deserves the chance to finish out his career on the field. Virginia Tech could get 10 players on the ACC's first team?...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 11, 2009; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland could play three quarterbacks Saturday

Like it or not, Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen may play as many as three quarterbacks Saturday against Virginia Tech. That’s right, starter Chris Turner is still listed as questionable with an MCL injury to his left knee. Backup Jamarr Robinson,...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 10, 2009; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: Check this one out. I'll have a separate blog post on this later. It's Under Armour vs. Nike on Saturday at Byrd Stadium, and some people apparently believe "good guys wear...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 10, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Report: FSU's Ponder out for season

Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder will miss the remainder of the season with a separated shoulder, according to this report. The struggling Seminoles will now turn to redshirt freshman E.J. Manuel, who has thrown only one pass all season. Could...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 9, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Morning links

The biggest development is that Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder will not play in the Wake Forest game because of a separated shoulder. His status for the Maryland game on Nov. 21 remains uncertain. Florida State needs two wins in...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 9, 2009; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Turner questionable for Virginia Tech game

Maryland quarterback Chris Turner is questionable for Saturday's Virginia Tech game with an MCL injury to his left knee, Coach Ralph Friedgen said in Sunday's teleconference. Turner was knocked out of Saturday's loss to N.C. State with just under five...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 8, 2009; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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