Are personnel changes coming to Maryland's offense?

Thoughts on Maryland's victory over Wake Forest

October 06, 2012|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

Are changes coming to Maryland's offense? Maryland coach Randy Edsall hinted at change following the team's 19-14 victory over Wake Forest.

"I would have hoped that we would be a little further along offensively, but that is just something that we will continue to work at," the coach said. "I don't want to mention anything right now until I have a chance to really evaluate the film, but I think there will be some things from a personnel standpoint that will be a little bit different as we go into next week on offense."

Maryland had 12 first downs and 244 yards against the Demon Deacons.

Here are more observations from the Wake Forest game:

*Maryland tailbacks seemed to have little room to run behind the reconfigured line.

*Maryland gave carries to three backs. The Terps switched runners not only from series to series, but in the middle of possessions. Brandon Ross and Albert Reid split time during the game's opening drive.

*I asked Aussie kicker Brad Craddock about his range this week, and he said 53 yards -- maybe -- and in. In the first quarter, he hit from 49 and 52.

*I liked Maryland’s uniform combination: red jerseys, black pants. But the broken, dotted gold line on the pants looked to me like stitching – like the pants are less than complete.

*Maryland punter Nate Renfro gave the Demon Deacons some short fields by not getting the distance he wanted.

*The best catch of the day? A leaping third and 11 grab by Stefon Diggs for 23yards  to the Maryland 47

*Maryland quarterback Perry Hills took a shot – he has taken so many of them this season – and lay on his back early in the third quarter. The Deacons were flagged for a late hit.

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