Poll: After seven games, who is your Maryland team MVP?
This is straight-forward question: Who is Maryland’s MVP through seven games? Terrapins Coach Ralph Friedgen gave his answer Tuesday: offensive lineman Paul Pinegar, the former walk-on who can play all five line positions. Friedgen does not even want to think about where his team would be without Pinegar.
But there are some other good choices.
Wide receiver Torrey Smith has six touchdown receptions, tied for second in the ACC.
Quarterback Danny O’Brien ranks fifth in the ACC in passing efficiency (127.9), which is fifth among division I-A freshmen.
Tony Logan has returned two punts for touchdowns and has Maryland ranked first nationally in punt returns.
Linebacker Alex Wujciak is ranked second in the ACC and 14th nationally in tackles (10.6 per game).
Safety Kenny Tate is fifth in the ACC in tackles (eight per game) and first in forced fumbles (.57 per game).
Tough call. It really is. After a lot of thought about this, my vote goes to O’Brien. I nearly voted for Logan. I just think the offense has a different confidence and looks appreciatively better with O’Brien under center. In my mind, he makes that much of a difference. More than that, part of this season, a big part of it, is giving fans and the administration a reason to believe things will continue to improve, that the road ahead is a lot smoother than the road Maryland has traveled the past 15 months. O’Brien gives you that confidence.
| October 27, 2010; 8:24 AM ET
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