The Washington Times - August 25, 2009, 01:58PM

There’s a point during camp that just about everyone even remotely associated with a football team just wishes the season would start.

Players are sick of beating up on teammates.


Coaches are eager to know how their guys really stack up.

Fans are tired of the anticipation of a fast-approaching season.

And from a markedly different standpoint, here’s an assurance I’d like the games to begin, too.

Like yesterday.

Basically, there’s only so many different ways to ask about the tight end battle. Or whether the backup quarterback could be ready. Or about the depth at defensive tackle.

But on it goes, the grind of two-a-days tiring everyone.

Nontheless, here are some snippets from today of some relevance:

* True freshman Bennett Fulper has impressed Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen with his move from center to guard in the way he’s picked up a second position.

“If he can play both positions as a true freshman, that would really help us,” Friedgen said.

* Another freshman guard doesn’t seem quite as likely to contribute this year.

That would be Pete White.

“He’s swimming in it,” Friedgen said. “Paralysis by analysis.”

* Guard Lamar Young (shoulder) had limited participation in drills today.

* There could be more wideouts than usual on the travel roster because of the value some guys provide on special teams. More on that later, but it would seem the Terps could bring plenty of receivers in their 72-player contingent for road games.

—- Patrick Stevens