Thursday, October 02, 2008

Moten out

Linebacker Adrian Moten will miss a month after electing to have surgery on his wrist. Moten played in the Clemson game with the injury but with two upcoming bye weeks the Maryland staff thought it was best for him to get the surgery and hopefully be back for the stretch run in the ACC schedule. Safety Antwine Perez could see time at linebacker if depth is needed.

Da'Rel Scott is only at 80% according to the staff. With a bye week coming up I still think he'll get significant work at running back against Virginia.

Tight end Dan Gronkowski is a little nicked up with an twisted ankle.

On ESPN2 tonight you can watch Our Lady of Good Counsel high school and Dematha play each other in football. Maryland has a few commits in this game: RB Caleb Porzel for GC and OT Pete DeSouza for Dematha but is also recruiting the 5-star LB Jelani Jenkins from GC.

I reviewed the game film and I think the defense didn't make significant adjustments against Clemson in the 2nd half. They dropped the 3-3-5 defense for the most part, which is good since it is a gimmick, and usually rushed four with a stand up linebacker or end. It helped that Clemson shot themselves in the foot with penalties and a few injuries.


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