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Terrapins Insider: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Your predictions for the Maryland-Duke game

Aside from the Morgan State game, this is the easiest game to pick all season: Maryland in a runaway. Duke’s defense can’t stop anyone. Maryland’s defense can at least stop opponents in the red zone. It’s a battle of two...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 1, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Baltz a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy

Maryland punter Travis Baltz is a semifinalist for this award. Here is the news release: Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the 121 semifinalists...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 30, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Turnover margin tells the story for Duke, Maryland

Maryland is 3-1 because of turnover margin. Duke is 1-3 because of turnover margin. The Terrapins are tied for 10th nationally in turnover margin this season. Last season, they were tied for 97th and could not hang onto the football....

By Eric Prisbell  | September 30, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Franklin did not give O'Brien a 'winning grade' after FIU game

Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien said Tuesday night that he has not been told yet whether he will start Saturday's game against Duke. He said he and Jamarr Robinson have been splitting reps in practice and that Robinson was still a...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 29, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Poll: Which call was worse in the Maryland-FIU game?

Don Brown, Maryland’s defensive coordinator, wanted to make clear his thoughts on the personal foul penalty called on Terrapins defensive back Kenny Tate in the first quarter of Saturday's 42-28 win over Florida International. On second and 10 from the...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 29, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Maryland's defense focuses on positives

Don Brown, Maryland’s defensive coordinator, can look at his unit two different ways: It’s a unit that at times can’t seem to get off the field. It has been on the field for more than 80 plays in all the...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 29, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Thoughts on the smallest home crowd of Friedgen's tenure

(I addressed the attendance issue in my notebook today, but here are some of my thoughts on the issue:) I circled the Florida International game before the season. It wasn’t that I found the matchup compelling or thought that the...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 29, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Robinson practiced Monday but was limited

A very quick update on a very busy Tuesday: QB Jamarr Robinson (shoulder) practiced Monday but was limited. Friedgen expected to name a starter by the end of the week. Robinson is listed as "injured" on the team's depth chart....

By Eric Prisbell  | September 28, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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What O'Brien's progress means for Friedgen's future at Maryland

It’s not fair, but it’s true: The progress of a quarterback fresh off celebrating his 20th birthday will go a long way toward determining whether a 63-year-old coach retains the keys to his office next season. It's the crazy reality...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 28, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Maryland quarterback O'Brien earns ACC rookie of the week honors

Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien earned ACC rookie of the week honors for his performance in the 42-28 victory over FIU. In his first career start, O'Brien completed 18 of 27 passes for 250 yards with two touchdown passes and no...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 27, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Friedgen: O'Brien was 'never pressed, upset or concerned'

Here is a little more from Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen from his Sunday teleconference: After reviewing the tape of the FIU victory, Friedgen saw a couple mistakes from quarterback Danny O’Brien, but overall he thought the redshirt freshman played a...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 27, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Friedgen not expected to name starting QB until later in week

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen said in his Sunday teleconference that if both Jamarr Robinson and Danny O’Brien are healthy this week, both would be expected to play Saturday against Duke. In that case, he probably wouldn’t name a starter until...

By Eric Prisbell  | September 26, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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