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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. My money is on Danny O'Brien to make his second start of his career.

Much more later and tomorrow on turnover margin, Tony Logan, attendance, etc.

By Eric Prisbell  | September 28, 2010; 3:31 PM ET
Categories:  Danny O'Brien, Football  
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Comments

Prisbell, please don't criticize MD's attendance until we have games where fans can reasonably be expected to fill Byrd. Even in the 2001-2003 explosion of football ticket sales, noon games vs mid majors meant a half empty stadium. I remember games several years ago against Troy State, Northern Illinois, Delaware where the upper deck was almost deserted. This was back when we were a consistent top 25 program.

This week I guarantee there will be well over 40,000 fans in attendance, and by homecoming the stadium will be closer to 50,000 again.

So Prisbell, please resist the urge to make a bigger deal out of the low attendance last week than it really is.

Posted by: Barno1 | September 28, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Too late:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/28/AR2010092804187.html

At least it was a somewhat fair piece (Prisbell mentioned the noon start, hot temperatures, and no-name opponent as a factor last week). However, how Prisbell can turn a blind eye to the recession's impact is beyond me. Season ticket sales decreased even when the Terps were coming off a quality seasons. That has a lot more to do with the recession than with anything else.

Posted by: Barno1 | September 28, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

The suprising thing about attendance on Saturday was that the fans that left early were the students not the season ticket holders.

Posted by: hfterp | September 28, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

One thing our group (8 long time season ticket holders) complained about at FIU game was the too long length of game. Too many TV timeouts and too many referee's reviews. It made the game seem to drag. I can understand the people sitting in the sun leaving early.

Posted by: erniegogo | September 28, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

It was not lost on me Saturday that my side of the stadium (sunny side) was steadily losing people after half. The shady side looked packed the whole game. I don't think that game was a good example of our attendance.

Posted by: garrett4 | September 29, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

The game clocked in at nearly 4 HOURS. That's WAY too long for a not so important college football game. ESPN has most of the blame there, especially when they're still taking full 3 minute timeouts in the 4th quarter when the game has already been on for 3+ hours. They should have made their money by then right?

Posted by: Russtinator | September 29, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Great point Russ, I noticed that too...4 hours for a college game is nuts.

As for garret4's comments that this game wasn't a good example of our attendance...I couldn't agree more. Yet it didn't take long before Prisbell wrote not one, not two, but three blog posts about it AND a hard news article in the paper. I've defended Prisbell numerous times over the years against claims that he is biased against MD, has an agenda etc...but I can't defend his reporting on this issue any longer.

Posted by: Barno1 | September 29, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

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