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Terrapins Insider: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

TE L. Watson out for season

Junior tight end Lansford Watson is out for the season with a partial tear of his MCL. Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen had hoped that Watson could play through the season while wearing a brace, but that's not to be. Watson...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 21, 2010; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Friedgen on his backup quarterbacks

Maryland starting quarterback Jamarr Robinson has exceeded the expectations of his head coach so far in training camp. Robinson has exhibited strong leadership and poise. Everyone already knew he had a very strong arm and possessed impressive athleticism. Coach Ralph...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 20, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fan blog FAQ

For those of you interested in the fan blog we announced yesterday, you still have time to apply. Fill out this form by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday to be eligible. We'll contact the top candidates next week to ask for...

By Mitch Rubin  |  August 20, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friedgen's scouting report on Navy and QB Ricky Dobbs

With more than two weeks of practice left until his team opens the season against Navy, Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen offered an early scouting report on the Midshipmen this morning. Navy is never an easy team to play against because...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 20, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Donohue, Johnson in mix now at weak-side linebacker

Let the shuffling begin. The loss of junior linebacker Ben Pooler, who suffered what looks like an ACL tear to his left knee, is forcing Maryland's coaches to move people around to compensate. Pooler had been No. 2 at weak-side...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 20, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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WR Adrian Coxson will transfer to Maryland

I just arrived in College Park for practice but wanted to throw this up here: Wide receiver Adrian Coxson said he will transfer from Florida to Maryland....

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 20, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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LB Pooler to miss season with likely ACL tear

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen said junior linebacker Ben Pooler suffered what he believes is an ACL tear to his left knee during Wednesday's second practice. Pooler was No. 2 on the depth chart at Will linebacker. Pooler played in 11...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 19, 2010; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Calling all Terps Fans

In September, The Post will introduce a new reader-driven blog for fans, by fans, focused solely on Washington sports. To fill out our roster of fan bloggers, we're looking for two of our best, most die-hard Terps fans to weigh...

By Mitch Rubin  |  August 19, 2010; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Four freshmen to watch

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen identified four freshmen who are fast emerging and who may be able to help the Terrapins by mid-season: Defensive lineman Ian Evans, running back Rashaan Moore, defensive back Titus Till and safety Matt Robinson. Also ......

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 18, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Friedgen: RG Lewis 'taking coaching much better'

The right guard battle had been seen as one of the more compelling competitions in camp, but sophomore Justin Lewis is now firmly entrenched as the starter after a strong performance in Monday’s scrimmage. Coach Ralph Friedgen said Lewis neutralized...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 18, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No fracture for WR Lee-Odai, who will return in two weeks

Coach Ralph Friedgen received good and bad news on the injury front Wednesday. After further evaluation, wide receiver Emani Lee-Odai, who injured his pinky finger while blocking a punt in Tuesday’s practice, did not suffer a fracture, as Friedgen had...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 18, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friedgen praises Loh as next Maryland president

Facing an uncertain future and tenuous job security, Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen applauded the hiring of Wallace D. Loh as the University of Maryland’s next president and emphasized the need for strong leadership at his alma mater. “We really need...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 18, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lee-Odai out with broken finger

Just when senior wide receiver Emani Lee-Odai started playing well, he attempted to block a punt in practice today and suffered a compound frature to his pinkie. Coach Ralph Friedgen said he will undergo surgery. "Hopefully we can get him...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 17, 2010; 9:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Three Terps named to preseason award watch lists

Three Maryland football players have been named to preseason award watch lists. Seniors Adrian Moten and Alex Wujciak have been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, given to the top linebacker in the country. Moten, who attended...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  August 17, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A look at Wallace D. Loh's connection to athletics

Wallace D. Loh, provost at the University of Iowa, has been named the new president at Maryland. He succeeds C.D. Mote, who is retiring. Loh will take over Nov. 1. Picking a new school president was seen as one step...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  August 17, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Gary Williams to be inducted into Hall of Legends in Baltimore

Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams will be inducted into the Hall of Legends of the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Previous Hall of Legends honorees include Babe Ruth, Johnny Unitas, Art Modell, Jim McKay and Brooks...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  August 17, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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U-Md. names new president: Iowa provost Loh

Wallace D. Loh, provost at the University of Iowa, has been appointed president of the University of Maryland, according to our blog, College Inc. Thoughts?...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 17, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Battle at right guard will be on display in scrimmage

Maryland will run 40 to 50 plays in today’s scrimmage. Coach Ralph Friedgen will have his eye on a few things in particular as the Terrapins enter their second week of training camp after an off day. 1) The battle...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 16, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Running back Meggett playing his best football

Coach Ralph Friedgen was not planning on holding a scrimmage Saturday, but he said what the heck and conducted one anyway. There will be another one late afternoon today, which will be closed to the media. Reporters got to see...

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 16, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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