There's a lot to get through this week, so we'll skip the witty (if they ever were witty) intro paragraph and get right to last week's ACC tournament, news and notes and this week's game vs. Fairfield.
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Not so said head coach Ralph Friedgen after Thursday's two-hour workout at the team's practice facility.
Saturday's scrimmage was one of the final evaluation points for the coaching staff as it settles on a two-deep entering the summer.
The Terps' four-week run through Carolina, Virginia, Navy and Hopkins is over, but the fun isn't, as Maryland now has to get ready for the ACC tournament and a semifinal meeting with the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels Friday night. We'll touch on that game, as well as some news and notes, but first - let's talk about the Hopkins game.
"It's really the last scrimmage we can get an evaluation of where we're at with everything; with all the blitzing in," head coach Ralph Friedgen said after Thursday's practice. "In our spring game we're not going to show a lot. (The scrimmage) gives us an indication of what kids' can handle, what kids are getting close to ready to play."
The Terps held their first scrimmage of the spring last Friday and have a pair of practices next week leading up to the Red-White game on Saturday, April 24.
The team has not been on the field since it scrimmaged on Friday in the stadium. The down time gave the coaching staff a chance to review the film.
There's only one thing that needs to be said about this week - it's Hopkins week! For the 106th time (or 96th officially for the Terps - the first 10 were played before men's lacrosse program was an official university athletic program) the Terrapins and the Blue Jays will hook up on the lacrosse field.
In a bit of a switch, we'll start with Hopkins, look back at the Navy game and then finish with some news and notes.
The coaching staff should get a feel for where the depth chart stands over the next two weeks as the team will scrimmage during three of its final seven practices, including the annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 24 (3:30 p.m. kickoff in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium).
The Terps will hold their first scrimmage of the spring on Friday evening in Byrd.
There are some other positions which are deep with players who have seen extended action.
Linebacker, wide receiver and running back are positions of strength for the Terps.
It marked the first workout for the Terps since the team went through a scrimmage-type practice on Saturday.
Head coach Ralph Friedgen was pleased with Saturday's practice after watching film.
There's no time for worrying about what coulda, woulda, shoulda with regards to last Saturday's Virginia game (although we will get into that a bit here), because it's Navy week. Let's take a short review of the game vs. the Wahoos, get into some news & notes and finish with an early look forward to the Mids.
The team will also work out on Thursday and hold its first scrimmage of the spring on Friday.
Head coach Ralph Friedgen likes the direction of the team so far this spring.
The team scrimmaged for about 45 minutes during the two-hour session.
Head coach Ralph Friedgen offered a few assessments after the two-hour practice at the team's on-campus facility.