The Washington Times - September 16, 2008, 02:12PM

The chances of there being a change at kicker are probably lower now than they were 48 hours ago at Maryland.

Coach Ralph Friedgen could use some sort of answer at kicker after Obi Egekeze missed five field goal attempts in three games. But it might be Egekeze who holds onto his job over walk-on Nick Wallace.

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“I kicked both of them last night,” Friedgen said. “At the end of two-minute we had a 51-yard field goal. Wallace missed it and Obi came in and nailed it. In the competition last night, I would say Obi won the kicking competition. We’ll still have it competitive this week and we’ll see where it goes. Obi kicked it last  night very, very well, so we’ll see where he’s at.”

So Egekeze can hit a 51-yarder in practice (a 51-yarder is impressive whenever it’s made) and can miss a 27-yarder in the game Saturday (a 27-yarder is a chip shot for a scholarship kicker whenever it’s made, unless there’s a monsoon).

If he could just hit one in a game, chances are this problem will be close to solved.

Patrick Stevens