COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland's football team worked out in pads for the first time yesterday in anticipation of a closed-to-the-public scrimmage Saturday. No. 1 running back Mark Mason suffered a bruised elbow, but still participated in the second session.
After four days of two-a-day workouts on the artificial turf, the grass field was finally dry enough to stage the afternoon workout.
"It's good to get on grass," said quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen. "Artificial turf takes its toll on the players' legs."