The Washington Times - September 11, 2008, 12:58PM

OK, a quick update from Ralph Friedgen on his kicking situation.

Obi Egekeze is, of course, 0-for-4 on field goals this season. He missed a 37-yarder on Saturday, clanking an upright in the process.


“I think if we told him to aim and hit the bar, he probably couldn’t do it three out of four times, but he’s done it so far.” Friedgen said. “The one was Saturday was from the 19-yard line, he should have made that. The ones before that were 47, 48 yards. I can understand that. He needs to start making them. That was a big field goal Saturday that we should have made.”

Indeed, it would have tied the game at 10. Instead, Maryland never drew even, though Egekeze’s problems were less pronounced than some others.

Here’s a vote for Egekeze as the guy probably carrying around the most pressure on this team. And given his success last year, it might only take one make to get things reversed for the better.

Until then, every field goal attempt could be looked upon as its own little in-game adventure.

—- Patrick Stevens