The Washington Times - September 10, 2008, 12:56PM

OK, trying to catch up on quite a bit after spending a good chunk of my morning dealing with Congressional EagleBank Bowl matters downtown. More on that soon.

Anyway, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen didn’t have too much to say on this morning’s ACC teleconference appearance. Was as neutral as possible on the prevailing issue of the day (excessive celebration calls) by saying it is a subjective and not an objective call.

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He did say he hoped to keep the score down Saturday against California. Given that the Golden Bears are averaging 52 points and Maryland has 28 points total in two games, that seems like a prudent plan.

One other topic: Speaking from his experience with the San Diego Chargers, he believes it’s tougher to come from the West Coast to play a game on the East Coast than it is in reverse. Losing three hours is tougher to adapt to than gaining three hours, as anyone who has made a cross-country (or trans-Atlantic) flight can attest.

More from College Park coming soon.

Patrick Stevens