The Washington Times - October 15, 2008, 08:06AM

It’s back.

The daily grind of Maryland football returned yesterday for what Maryland equipment manager Ron Ohringer often calls “the media horde.” Go out to practice, and Ronnie O will pass by, and you’re sure to hear either “the horde has grown” or “the horde is thinning.” It’s something you can count on.


Maryland probably needs more things like that.

If it seems like there was some things written in the dead-tree edition about the offensive line two weeks ago, well, there was. A short item. Then it played poorly at Virginia. So here’s a longer item on the unit’s struggles.

The guys on the line believe they’re not far away from being much better. Maryland has to hope so, since the line is the key to unlocking the faltering running game.

Anyone covering this team is going to write about consistency at some juncture. It’s just impossible to ignore. So here’s what Eric Prisbell of the Washington Post has to say about the Terps’ uneven nature.

The Diamondback’s Eric Detwiler takes a peek at wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey’s back-to-back games without a reception.

The Hagerstown Herald-Mail’s Bob Parasaliti writes Maryland is starting over after the bye week.

As for Wake Forest, Maryland’s opponent this week…

Dan Collins, the esteemed beat writer at the Winston-Salem Journal, looks at how the Demon Deacons have scored in only 16 of their 23 red zone trips this season.

Collins also mentions that coach Jim Grobe said kicker Sam Swank, whose quadriceps injury is one of the week’s most interesting subplots, will be a game-time decision.

Some graduation rate links to come next.

Patrick Stevens