Quick hits from the scrimmage

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Greetings from Ludwig Field, where I’m trying to work ahead a little bit on some soccer stuff as well as football, making this a two-fer Thursday.

More on Sasho Cirovski’s bunch next week.

As for football, not a whole lot was decided in tonight’s scrimmage.

Nick Ferrara made field goals of 45, 48 and 48. Mike Barbour followed with a pair of 46-yarders.

Coach Ralph Friedgen said Ferrara made one in warmups from 57 yards and mused that would be quite a weapon.

Indeed it would be.

Anyway, a few other tidbits to pass along …

* Chris Turner (6-for-8, 102 yards, TD) was sharp. So too was Travis Baltz.

* Torrey Smith brought back a kickoff for a touchdown. On the flip side, the Terps had a punt blocked.

* Offensive coordinator James Franklin said he views both Da’Rel Scott and Davin Meggett as No. 1 backs, while Gary Douglas is ahead of Morgan Green for the third spot.

* Interestingly, D.J. Adams was Maryland’s leading rusher, with 11 carries for 59 yards.

* Tight end is still a mishmash. Here’s guessing Tommy Galt starts the opener, but Lansford Watson and Matt Furstenburg are good bets to play plenty.

* Ralph said he expects to take nine receivers to road games.

As for a breakdown by position, it looks like this:

X: Cannon-Dorsey-Lee-Odai
Z: Smith-McCree-Logan
Slot: Tyler-L. Williams-Boykins

Not sure if it’s in order; Friedgen didn’t seem to be especially particular about it. LaQuan Williams, by the way, played some at Z today and could be shifted around as needed.

* Both A.J. Francis and Drew Gloster were nicked up, but Friedgen didn’t seem to think it was serious in either case.

Much more to come after the drive home.

Patrick Stevens

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