Terps Take the Field for Spring Practice
March 2, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland football team braved the cold March air and took the field for its first day of spring practice Saturday morning at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
The Terrapins worked through a variety of drills before ending practice with a non-contact session between the offense and defense.
"I thought they really tried hard today," head coach Randy Edsall said. "I thought the effort was good. I was pleased with the approach that they came out here with and there was enthusiasm, so I was pleased with that. The one thing I just told the players was just that we've got to get a lot better. You could tell it was the first day."
Junior Ricardo Young and sophomore Dustin Dailey, Maryland's only healthy options at the quarterback position, split reps running the Terrapin offense. Young connected with junior Deon Long on multiple long passes and showed poise on his first day operating Maryland's offensive system.
"It was really good. We connected on a lot of things," Young said. "I feel like I need to clean up a lot of details. I feel like I didn't reach my goal today which is to be flawless in the passing game and in the run game, but overall, I feel like I had a good day."
The spring session culminates with the annual Spring Football Game on Friday, April 12th at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.