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Terrapins Insider: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

Maryland's defense defined by stops on fourth down

The calling card for Maryland’s defense this season has been the ability to stop teams on fourth down. The unit has made critical stops throughout the season, most notably in the season-opening victory against Navy and in Saturday’s 24-21 victory...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 23, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Maryland up 21-7 at halftime at Boston College

This was exactly the way Maryland needed to play in the first half of a critical game. The Terrapins are taking advantage of turnovers and sustaining drives. All three of their first half touchdown-scoring drives started in Boston College territory....

By Eric Prisbell  | October 23, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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DeSouza injury update

The official name for the injury suffered by redshirt freshman Pete DeSouza in Thursday’s motor scooter accident: “open reduction internal fixation of both left and right tibia and fibula.” Essentially, he broke both bones in both lower legs. He remains...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 23, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Expect Fulper at center, Pinegar at right tackle

Less than 30 minutes until kickoff here at Boston College. Expect Paul Pinegar to move from center to right tackle, where he will take the starting spot of Pete DeSouza. And look for Bennett Fulper to take Pinegar's spot at...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 23, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What DeSouza's injury means for Maryland against Boston College

It goes without saying that the primary concern of everyone associated with Maryland athletics involves the health of Pete DeSouza, the redshirt freshman who suffered two broken legs in Thursday night’s on-campus motor scooter accident. The driver of the car...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 22, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Pete DeSouza suffers two broken legs in scooter accident

Maryland starting right tackle Pete DeSouza suffered two broken legs in an on-campus scooter accident Thursday night. The athletic department just issued a release on his condition: "Maryland football player Pete DeSouza was injured in an accident Thursday evening on...

By Matt Bonesteel  | October 22, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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OL DeSouza injured in scooter accident at Maryland [UPDATED]

Pete DeSouza, a former All-Met from DeMatha and the starting right tackle at Maryland, suffered non-life threatening injuries in a campus scooter accident Thursday night, Maryland spokesperson Shawn Nestor said. According to a release issued by Maryland late Thursday, DeSouza...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 21, 2010; 10:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Will Maryland be able to run the ball against Boston College?

Boston College’s defense allows 90 rushing yards per game, the same Texas Christian’s vaunted defense gives up. The Eagles have the best rushing defense in the ACC. Will Maryland be able to run the ball at all? Coach Ralph Friedgen...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 21, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Terps DC Don Brown: 'We're starting to figure it out'

I asked Don Brown, Maryland’s defensive coordinator, to give an honest assessment of the defense at the midpoint of the season. Like everything with this Maryland team, it remains a work in progress. But there are signs of improvement. It...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 21, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Penalties remain a concern for Friedgen

You’ve got to hand it to Coach Ralph Friedgen for being honest. When he met with his small media contingent on Wednesday, he talked to us about using officials in practice, said the team continued to commit penalties during a...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 21, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Poll: How many games does Friedgen need to win to keep job?

I was planning to post some reaction from Boston College’s news conferences yesterday, but none of the quotes were that good. So let's cut to the main issue this season: We’re entering a critical two-game stretch for this Maryland team....

By Eric Prisbell  | October 20, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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AD Kevin Anderson to Earn $401,015; More for Success On, Off Field

By Liz Clarke and Steve Yanda Maryland’s new athletic director, Kevin Anderson, has signed a five-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $401,015 and provides a system of bonuses and incentives that, depending on the Terps’ performance...

By Liz Clarke  | October 19, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Friedgen wants QB Robinson to run a different offense

Wanted to offer a quick update from Coach Ralph Friedgen’s press conference this afternoon: I was struck by the small contingent of media here today. Only about a dozen by my count. Expect Danny O’Brien to continue to start at...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 19, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Maryland-Wake Forest kickoff set for 3:30 p.m.

Just got back to my computer. Maryland's game against Wake Forest at home on Oct. 30 will kickoff at 3:30 and will be televised on ESPNU. I'm happy about that, and I hope you are, too. By the way, this...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 18, 2010; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Do you agree with Friedgen's postgame rant?

After the game Saturday, a handful of reporters and I made our way down to a makeshift press area at the bottom of Memorial Stadium. Coach Ralph Friedgen sat at a small table with the box score in front of...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 18, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Maryland exploring changes on kickoff return unit

Good morning, everyone. We’re entering a key game week for Maryland. The Boston College game is a winnable contest for the Terrapins. But it remains to be seen whether they can turn the corner. One facet of the game Maryland...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 18, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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