The Washington Times - September 14, 2008, 08:21AM

Lots to get to today. We’ll start off with my two dead-tree stories —- one the overall gamer, the second a look at how well Maryland’s defensive front played in yesterday’s 35-27 upset of No. 23 California.


Also, Washington Times columnist Dick Heller credits coach Ralph Friedgen’s motivational ploys:


* Washington Post columnist Mike Wise defends Friedgen.

* The Post’s Eric Prisbell writes that the Terps “played angry” against Cal.

* The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Barker writes the Terps responded to Friedgen’s motivational ploys.

* Sun columnist Peter Schmuck‘s take is similar to many folks: This was the good version of Maryland that showed up.

* Steve DeShazo of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star wonders just what makes the Terps tick.

* The Hagerstown Herald-Mail’s Bob Parasiliti believes it’s a new season for Maryland.

—- Patrick Stevens