Terps football team begins spring practice today

March 23, 2010|By Jeff Barker | From Sun staff reports

The Maryland football team is set to open five weeks of spring practice today, culminating with the annual Red-White game April 24.

The Terps return 12 starters from last year's team that went 2-10, losing its last seven games. That team had a relatively small senior class - 14 players, compared with 30 the previous year - and played 24 freshmen.

Maryland, which opens with Navy on Sept. 6 at M&T Bank Stadium, will practice three times a week until the spring game April 24 at 3:30 p.m. at Byrd Stadium.

Coach Ralph Friedgen will meet with the media today as spring camp begins.

Among the graduated starters is quarterback Chris Turner.

Jamarr Robinson, who will be a redshirt junior when the season opens, will start camp atop the depth chart to replace Turner.

Friedgen's job status was reviewed after the season, and he was retained by athletic director Debbie Yow.

"I think a winning record in the regular season would be reasonable at this point," Yow said of her expectations for the season.

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