The Washington Times - April 16, 2009, 05:26PM

Ralph Friedgen was in an interesting mood this morning at Maryland’s football practice —- not all that thrilled about what he was seeing, yet at the same time fairly jovial with the bunch of reporters who gathered ‘round his golf cart afterward to ask him about it.

Maybe he’s just happy to see reporters at spring practice —- a development he hasn’t been shy about praising this month.


In any case, there’s plenty of tidbits to get to throughout the rest of the day. But first up, there’s the basic personnel matters of the day:

* Guard Lamar Young was excused since he had two exams later in the day.

* Defensive tackle Travis Ivey (concussion) watched in a green jersey, but Friedgen is hopeful the senior will return for Saturday’s scrimmage.

* Defensive lineman Masengo Kabongo (ankle) practiced today, as did fullback Haroon Brown (ankle) and cornerbacks Cam Chism and Michael Carter (hamstrings).

* Wideout Quinton McCree sat out with turf toe but should be ready to go tomorrow.

With two-thirds of the spring in the books, Maryland has so far escaped the sort of nagging injury that will be talked about when camp rolls around.

Just five sessions remain, and it’s pretty clear a relatively healthy team (excluding the surgeries on Alex Wujciak, Cory Jackson and others) could still emerge in another week and a half. And that would be probably the biggest victory the Terps could earn from their spring work.

—- Patrick Stevens