Wake Forest Coach Grobe: Maryland a 'really good team right now'
Let’s keep two things in mind about this struggling Wake Forest team: The Demon Deacons are coming off a bye week, and their horrible defensive statistics can at least partially be attributed their difficult schedule: at Stanford, at Florida State, Georgia Tech, Navy and at Virginia Tech. This could be a deceptively dangerous game for Maryland, which can take no team lightly.
Wake Forest Coach Jim Grobe shared some of his thoughts about Maryland on Tuesday. He said the biggest difference between this year’s Maryland team and last year’s is maturity. “I think Maryland was a good football team last year,” he said. “If you look at a lot of their scores, they were like what we have been like this year. A lot of the games last year went right to the wire and were only lost by a field goal. They are a team that was a pretty good football team last year, and they have really matured this year. They are a really good football team right now.”
Grobe called Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith “electric. He is doing big things to everybody. He is a big playmaker in a lot of different ways, and that will be a problem for us. We have been a little spotty at times on special teams, and we have certainly given up some big plays defensively. He is a guy that we have to hold in check. Defensively, in order to improve, we are going to have to start limiting big plays. He is also a guy that can wear you out on special teams, so we have a lot of concerns.”
Grobe said that quarterback Danny O’Brien “seems to be a polished kid. Watching him last week you would not know he is a young quarterback. He played more like a veteran last week.”
| October 27, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
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