The Washington Times - September 4, 2009, 07:44PM

OAKLAND, Calif. —- For understandable reasons, the blog has been a little quiet today.

And really, at this stage, there’s only so much left to write anyway.


After all, since Ralph Friedgen‘s team last stepped onto a field, the following has happened:

* Darrius Heyward-Bey turned pro

* Don Brown was hired as defensive coordinator; Charles Bankins soon followed as special teams coach

* The Terps hauled in a recruiting class of 26 players

* James Franklin was designated as Friedgen’s successor

* LaQuan Williams lost and regained his eligibility in a span of a week

* Quintin McCree caught three touchdowns in the spring game

* Friedgen’s diet permitted him to lose 100 pounds

* Dion Armstrong was, effectively, an academic casualty

* Adrian Cannon emerged as the most likely candidate to become Chris Turner’s favorite target

* The Terps’ kicking derby was never settled (publicly, anyway)

In short? How about they play a game already.

T-minus 26 hours and change. Thank goodness.

—- Patrick Stevens