The Washington Times - September 14, 2008, 02:23PM

It was a tough day for football yesterday at Byrd Stadium —- warm, muggy and there was a veritable track meet in progress for the athletic trainers.

It seemed like every other play, there was a sprint onto the field to attend to someone —- Cory Jackson, Da’Rel Scott, Richard Taylor and Nolan Carroll all immediately spring to mind.


One guy kept coming back for more. Well, two of them. After all, Jackson pretty much requires a badly damaged limb to keep him out of a game.

The other guy who always returned was Carroll, who had six tackles in the 35-27 defeat of California.

“I didn’t want to leave,” Carroll said. “I just want to play. That’s how I am. If I have one leg, I’m going to play. That’s just my mentality.”

There’s a lot for Ralph Friedgen to like about yesterday’s victory. Comments like that have to be near the top of the list.

Carroll (along with the now-injured Terrell Skinner) were high on my list of possible breakout players for Maryland during camp. Don’t be surprised if it comes true —- even if it is only on one leg.

—- Patrick Stevens