More nuggets from Ralph

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Pardon the the bullet-point approach, but it’s time to sum up 30 minutes of Ralph Friedgen in less than 10 minutes of typing time.

* Friedgen is now down 105 pounds on his diet, an impressive accomplishment over 10 months (he started it Oct. 10).

There were plenty of reasons for him to lose weight, but one of the more interesting byproducts of it is the positive reinforcement he’s received. Friedgen said linebacker Alex Wujciak asked during a meeting Sunday if he’d lost any more weight.

* Wideout Emani Lee-Odai (ankle) will miss the first week of camp. Given Maryland’s wideout depth, that’s a serious blow for his chances of earning a starting gig for the Sept. 5 season opener.

* Torrey Smith has switched receiver positions, opening up the Terps’ split end spot for Adrian Cannon.

* Nose tackle Dion Armstrong’s “eligibility is in question.” No surprise there. He has one class to go, and is in the middle of the school’s second summer session. Armstrong will practice, which is a different twist from a spring spent hitting the books.

* Maryland has three kickers in camp (Mike Barbour, Nick Ferrara and Nick Wallace), but Friedgen said he anticipates making a decision on that position relatively soon.

OK, time for player interviews. I’ll check back in a little more than an hour from now.

Patrick Stevens

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