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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | October 17, 2007
Davin Meggett wasn't old enough to watch his father, David, cut through defenses as a Towson State Tiger or New York Giant. In fact, the football film buff has never even seen a tape of the greatest player in Towson University history. But from his early days playing recreational football in Prince George's County, he noticed certain things about himself. It wasn't just his speed. He could see the field - the way the blockers would shift to create a sudden patch of open ground - in a way other kids couldn't.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
One week after Maryland landed Good Counsel's Wes Brown , the Terps picked up another highly touted local running back.  Albert Reid , a 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior from Friendship Collegiate (D.C.), committed to the Terps on Thursday morning. “I would say after [Reid's December] visit [to College Park], he felt good” about Maryland, said Friendship Collegiate coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim . “The more he learned about the academics and the more he learned about the depth chart, the more he liked it.” Reid committed to West Virginia over the summer but withdrew his pledge to the Mountaineers last month.
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By Jeff Barker | August 31, 2008
Maryland 14, Delaware 7 What went right:: New starter Da'Rel Scott and freshman Davin Meggett (right), running behind an offensive line far healthier than last season, led a ground game that accumulated 271 yards. Energetic free safety Terrell Skinner and linebacker Alex Wujciak set the tone for a defense that held Delaware to 8 passing yards midway through the second quarter and 128 overall. What went wrong:: Maryland's passing game began solidly but bogged down in the second half with just 20 yards and two interceptions.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
The chance for Maryland to land Wes Brown had seemingly passed long ago. The Terps' 2-10 season removed them from contention for the Good Counsel running back's services, and in November it was reported that he was down to Colorado, Michigan, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech . But between then and now, Maryland replaced offensive coordinator Gary Crowton with Washington native and ace recruiter Mike Locksley ...
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | September 24, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - Injuries are exposing freshmen and other inexperienced players to more prominent roles as Maryland heads to Clemson on Saturday for what coach Ralph Friedgen calls "a defining game" in one of the nation's most intimidating stadiums. The untested Terps, many of them on defense, will need to acclimate quickly to Clemson Memorial Stadium (capacity 81,500), a place opposing players either love or fear. Coach Ralph Friedgen is hoping it's the former when such players as Cameron Chism, a freshman defensive back, encounter the stadium popularly known as "Death Valley."
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | November 22, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - If he doesn't wind up playing in the NFL like his father, Davin Meggett says he would consider applying to the CIA. A career in the intelligence-gathering agency could work out well for Maryland's freshman running back, whose distinguishing characteristic is that he is utterly unflappable. Meggett has had to play earlier and more often than coaches expected because of the lingering shoulder injury suffered by starting tailback Da'Rel Scott against California in Week 3. He has responded with 369 yards and a 5.4 yard-per-carry average and has shown few signs of freshman stage fright.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
One week after Maryland landed Good Counsel's Wes Brown , the Terps picked up another highly touted local running back.  Albert Reid , a 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior from Friendship Collegiate (D.C.), committed to the Terps on Thursday morning. “I would say after [Reid's December] visit [to College Park], he felt good” about Maryland, said Friendship Collegiate coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim . “The more he learned about the academics and the more he learned about the depth chart, the more he liked it.” Reid committed to West Virginia over the summer but withdrew his pledge to the Mountaineers last month.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
The chance for Maryland to land Wes Brown had seemingly passed long ago. The Terps' 2-10 season removed them from contention for the Good Counsel running back's services, and in November it was reported that he was down to Colorado, Michigan, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech . But between then and now, Maryland replaced offensive coordinator Gary Crowton with Washington native and ace recruiter Mike Locksley ...
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2011
A week into training camp, Maryland coach Randy Edsall is ready to tinker with the depth chart. "There will be some changes," the coach said Tuesday during Media Day at the football complex. Edsall is more secretive about player moves than his predecessor, Ralph Friedgen . He declined to speculate on who may be moving up or down. But Edsall, hired from Connecticut in January, did say that freshman running backs Justus Pickett and Brandon Ross were making a "push" for playing time.
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By Jeff Barker | jeff.barker@baltsun.com | September 6, 2010
Navy ran all over the field Monday. But in the red zone -- when and where it mattered most -- Maryland managed to stop the Midshipmen in a 17-14 victory in the season opener for both teams. The Terps -- and particularly safety Kenny Tate -- stopped Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs near the goal line in the final minute to preserve the win. The Terps ended a seven-game losing streak from last season. The teams were playing for the second time since 1965 in a rivalry game known as the "Crab Bowl.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt football coach Tom Green has a simple philosophy when it comes to his future Division I players. “I don't think it's asking too much for a kid playing in the ACC to play both ways on the high school level,” Green said. Case in point: the high school career of Shawn Petty , a Maryland commitment who started at quarterback and linebacker for Green's Raiders. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior was the ultimate leader for Eleanor Roosevelt on offense and defense.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
For nearly three quarters Saturday at BB&T Field, a young and undermanned Maryland defense tried to keep the Terrapins from continuing their two-month free fall. And, for a few scant seconds at the end of the first half and a few minutes midway through the third quarter against Wake Forest, the offense seemed to come to life too. It didn't last. The defense got tired and the offense made several costly mistakes - none more deflating than an illegal shift penalty against junior wide receiver Kevin Dorsey that negated what would have been a 17-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Davin Meggett that could have put the Terps into the lead with 7:40 left in the third quarter.
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By Matt Vensel | October 17, 2011
"You win or you don't. Either she's pregnant or she's not. " Those are the words of Maryland running back Davin Meggett after the Terps lost to the Clemson Tigers on Saturday. In addition to providing the quote of the night (and probably the season), he rushed for 69 yards and a score and added a seven-yard touchdown reception in the 56-45 loss. Uncoincidentally, protection was not a major issue for the Terps. Quarterback C.J. Brown was sacked twice. Anyway, amazing pregnancy reference or not, Meggett is right.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2011
For Maryland, there was a perpetual sense Saturday of trying desperately to hang on - to Georgia Tech ball carriers, to the game, and to a season the Terps hoped would not begin to slip away. Starting four freshmen on defense, the Terps held Georgia Tech's potent offense to less than half its scoring average and almost came back from an 18-point deficit before falling, 21-16, in front of an announced crowd of 45,905 on a sunny, windy day at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Maryland (2-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference)
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Kevin Cowherd | September 17, 2011
COLLEGE PARK - Let's get to the important stuff first: the uniforms looked awesome. Black helmets, black jerseys, black pants, blood-red trim - this was Maryland going for Darth Vader-like intimidation against West Virginia, only without the heavy breathing. OK, maybe the 18th-ranked Mountaineers didn't exactly Fear the Turtle early in Saturday's game at Byrd Stadium, especially after they opened a 34-10 lead early in the third quarter. But by the time this one was over, by the time Maryland scored three touchdowns to make it 34-31 with 10:29 left and the crowd of 53,627 on its feet and howling for an upset, West Virginia knew it was in a ballgame.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2011
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien stood on the sidelines at M&T Bank Stadium on a warm summer day, casually watching a seven-on-seven touch football tournament while flipping a ball up and down with his large right hand. So much had happened since the 2010 regular season ended — coach Ralph Friedgen's contract was bought out and an almost entirely new staff had moved into the football complex. It's not just the staff that changed; it was the program's look. There is a new team slogan ("No Excuses, Just Play")
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt football coach Tom Green has a simple philosophy when it comes to his future Division I players. “I don't think it's asking too much for a kid playing in the ACC to play both ways on the high school level,” Green said. Case in point: the high school career of Shawn Petty , a Maryland commitment who started at quarterback and linebacker for Green's Raiders. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior was the ultimate leader for Eleanor Roosevelt on offense and defense.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2011
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien stood on the sidelines at M&T Bank Stadium on a warm summer day, casually watching a seven-on-seven touch football tournament while flipping a ball up and down with his large right hand. So much had happened since the 2010 regular season ended — coach Ralph Friedgen's contract was bought out and an almost entirely new staff had moved into the football complex. It's not just the staff that changed; it was the program's look. There is a new team slogan ("No Excuses, Just Play")
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2011
A week into training camp, Maryland coach Randy Edsall is ready to tinker with the depth chart. "There will be some changes," the coach said Tuesday during Media Day at the football complex. Edsall is more secretive about player moves than his predecessor, Ralph Friedgen . He declined to speculate on who may be moving up or down. But Edsall, hired from Connecticut in January, did say that freshman running backs Justus Pickett and Brandon Ross were making a "push" for playing time.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2011
D.J. Adams has abandoned the diamond earring he wore last season and trimmed away most evidence of the blond dye job that he says was just a "training camp thing. " It's not that Maryland's flashy running back has suddenly lost his sense of style. It's just that the season opener is less than three weeks away, and the redshirt sophomore is intent on showing coaches that he's focused single-mindedly on football. The running game is at the heart of the offense that Maryland intends to use this season, and Adams - who scored 11 touchdowns last season - figures to be a key player as coaches expand his role.
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