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By BOB PARASILITI | November 18, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- In a lot of ways, the University of Maryland football season could be summed up by the opening verse of "Amazing Grace. " Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That sav'd a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. Here the Terrapins are. After 13 weeks of meandering through the season with as much doubt as promise, No. 22 Maryland sits on the doorstep of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division on Saturday night when it faces Florida State in a nationally televised game.
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By BOB PARASILITI | October 24, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Alarm clocks at the University of Maryland don't ring. Instead, they go "thud. " It's hard to say, but it's quite possible the daylights were scared into the Terrapins with a 31-0 loss to Virginia three weeks ago. "Maybe it woke us up as a team," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said. "I can look back at (Oct. 4's game at Virginia) now and it is still a very tough loss. I hope we'll find out as the games go on. " It has been rise and shine for Maryland ever since.
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By BOB PARASILITI | October 15, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland football team has approached the season wearing rose-colored glasses. Now it's time to change the prescription - again. Maryland comes off its off week after heading back to the drawing board. Coach Ralph Friedgen put the Terrapins in an almost make-or-break situation for the last half of the season, starting on Saturday when they host No. 21 Wake Forest in what has become another in a long line of key games for Maryland. "We got a lot accomplished during the off week," Friedgen said Tuesday during his weekly media conference.
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By BOB PARASILITI | September 26, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland football team is facing arguably its biggest Atlantic Coast Conference game of the season as its league opener Saturday at No. 20 Clemson. It is a game the Terrapins have circled on the calendar since training camp. "They have a lot of weapons and are, I think, one of the most talented teams in the ACC," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said Tuesday during his weekly press conference. "In the preseason, they were picked to win the ACC. This will be a real challenge for us. " Add to the mix the fact that Maryland (3-1)
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By BOB PARASILITI | September 17, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The easy part of Ralph Friedgen's job -- if there is such a thing -- is putting the thought into the Xs and Os of a game. But the most difficult part for the University of Maryland football coach is figuring out the thoughts of the players who use those Xs and Os. The ongoing mind game over what matters continues for Friedgen and the Terrapins when they face Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Byrd Stadium. It sets up for another in the ongoing battle between coach and team when it comes to realizing every game is important, no matter the opponent.
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By BOB PARASILITI | November 2, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland defense has to wonder where it all went wrong. The Terrapins aren't struggling with the things they are doing. The problem is more a case of the things they aren't. Maryland is being put to task for its failure to contain Clemson in last week's 30-17 loss, which all but eliminated the Terps from ACC championship considerations. The Terps were all around Clemson's ball carriers, but Maryland found itself trying to pull hits out of clear air. And now, it is grasping at straws for answers.
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By BOB PARASILITI | October 28, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - In the old days, the game was "What's My Line?" These days at the University of Maryland, it's a newer rendition called "Where's My Line?" The question is still out there after the Terrapins' 30-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday at Byrd Stadium. It was another case where a thin front line got thinner because of injuries. Maryland's defensive issues - shown by the Terps' failures trying to tackle James Davis and C.J. Spiller, Clemson's tailbacks - stood out, but the problems were magnified by the Terps' inability to keep together an offensive line.
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By BOB PARASILITI | October 26, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - If Erin Henderson was a politician, he'd be a right winger. The same might be said if he were an ice hockey player. But as a University of Maryland linebacker, Henderson has to be excused if he leans to his right. "The whole left side of my body (has injuries)," Henderson said with a laugh, probably out of the right side of his mouth. Henderson has done everything he can to stay on the field for the Terrapins this season. The junior is a candidate for a number of national defensive awards, but more importantly, he is arguably the heart and soul of Maryland's defense.
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By BOB PARASILITI | September 14, 2007
Click here to view and/or purchase more photos . COLLEGE PARK, Md. - West Virginia had done this before. Maryland hadn't. It seemed as simple as all that, but really it wasn't. After a pretty nondescript first half - at least by West Virginia standards - the No. 4 Mountaineers relied once again on second-half adjustments to pull away from the Terrapins on Thursday night for a 31-14 victory before the fifth-largest crowd in Byrd Stadium history. The consistent pressure of WVU's offense, and the youth of Maryland's, proved out over the course of the game.
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By BOB PARASILITI | September 7, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The fortunes of the University of Maryland's defense revolve around the play of linebacker Erin Henderson and defensive back Christian Varner. But the Terrapins' success will probably be defined by the play of their defensive line. It is literally Maryland's first line of defense and the pressure is on the unit to put pressure on the opposition, something it did well in the Terps' 31-14 season-opening win over Villanova. "When I looked at the film, I was very impressed with how we played up front," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said.
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