New Maryland coach Randy Edsall is the sort that leaves little to chance, practicing nearly any scenario imaginable.
One of those was a long missed field goal that an opposing team recovered and attempted to return. And when the Terrapins’ offense didn’t make much of an effort to track down the return man during a drill Friday, Edsall made sure his displeasure was known.
Edsall stopped practice to convey his anger, and things then resumed as scheduled.
“We had some incidences out there, when I see something I don’t like, I’m going to let them know,” Edsall said. “Those things, the one drill we did there, that’s a legitimate drill in a game that could happen. The offensive line isn’t used to tackling. If I see something that I didn’t like and I don’t address it, then I’m cheating the kids and I’m not going to cheat the kids.”
It wasn’t all bad for the Terps during Friday’s session. Left tackle Max Garcia (with some advice from Tony Logan) caught a punt to set off a massive celebration —- the sort usually seen at football practices only when a team is relieved of running duties at the end of the session. Sure enough, Maryland didn’t run sprints to cap the first of two practices on the day.
—- Patrick Stevens