The Washington Times - September 24, 2008, 11:53AM

Seriously, this was not an extensive ACC teleconference session for Ralph Friedgen.

He was asked about preparing multiple quarterbacks, the emergence of Davin Meggett as a true freshman, the improvement of the receiver corps, whether Darrius Heyward-Bey was more of a track guy when he first came to Maryland and just how things turned around against California.

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Then there was the topic that could be crucial this week: Clemson’s offensive line difficulties.

“I think Clemson is going to want to try to make it a perimeter game and get ball outside,” Friedgen said. “When you have as much speed and athleticism, that’s our major concern, out on the perimeter. We have to play with good pad level and play very physical.”

OK, so Friedgen gets what one of the obvious key factors on Saturday should be. It looks more and more like containing Spiller and Davis between the tackles is going to be vital for Maryland’s success on defense.

Patrick Stevens