The Washington Times - August 13, 2011, 03:51PM

One thing new Maryland coach Randy Edsall has made clear during his seven-plus months in College Park, it’s that he treasures consistency.

Unsurprisingly, it’s a trait he’s hoping develops quickly in his team’s punting game.


A week into preseason practice, Edsall returned to his, well, consistent mantra when the subject of freshman punter Nathan Renfro was broached.

“Inconsistency,” Edsall said. “That’s the thing. He’s got a good leg. Now what we’ve got to do is get him consistently turning the ball over, because he has the kind of leg you’re looking for. Now we’ve just got to get him where he’s comfortable. If he’s the guy who is going to win the job, have him know he can do the job when he gets out there.”

Renfro is competing with walk-on Michael Tart to take over the position from four-year starter Travis Baltz.

—- Patrick Stevens