The Washington Times - September 10, 2008, 07:36AM

After speaking with some Maryland players yesterday, there’s a definite sense of (a) taking responsibility for the Mortification in Murfreesboro and (b) there’s only so much they can say.

You’d have to be severely deluded to believe all is right in the Terps’ world, and any player who could say with a straight face he felt Maryland either played well or deserved to win should be forced to submit to one of those concussion tests.


But these guys (or at least the ones who spoke with reporters yesterday) know they stunk on Saturday, and figure the only way to move on is to get ready for the next game. Which is probably smart.

But ink-stained wretches tend to look to the past quite a bit. And here’s my look at the early-season offensive struggles:

* Washington Times columnist Dick Heller ponders how the Terps will respond to Saturday’s loss and how the possibility of four losing seasons in five years could impact coach Ralph Friedgen.

* Eric Prisbell of the Washington Post looks at how Maryland is trying to overcome Saturday’s stunning loss.

* The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Barker says there won’t be an attempt at a quick-fix via personnel moves in College Park.

* Bob Parasiliti of the Hagerstown Herald-Mail dwells on Maryland’s inconsistency.

—- Patrick Stevens