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Odds and ends from Day Three of Maryland’s camp

* More praise from Ralph Friedgen for true freshmen D.J. Adams and Caleb Porzel, as well as for redshirt freshman Gary Douglas – whose pass-catching seems to be a little suspect.

Porzel, in fact, drew some more extended discussion a little bit later in the session.

“He has some quickness and he catches the ball very well,” Friedgen said. “He has fumbled the last two days. That’s not good. He’s got to get that corrected. I don’t know if he’s played where  everybody is stripping the ball every chance they get. That’s a difference from high school to college. But two days in a row, he’s fumbled. He’s not going to play if he fumbles.”

* Three days down, and Maryland has mostly avoided the injury bug. Friedgen said there might be a tweaked hamstring or two – even mentioning Jamari McCollough as a guy who is nicked up – but indicated no one had more than what should be out for more than a day or two.

Let’s put it this way: The dreaded green jersey has yet to make an appearance. No doubt that’s a trend Friedgen would like to see continue.

* With linebackers blitzes added, the interceptions went up today.  Safety Kenny Tate managed a couple picks during the session.

Patrick Stevens

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