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By Laura Vecsey | October 15, 2004
SINCE the juggernaut in College Park took off, the ride has been a blast. The Terrapins' ascent has been fueled by hunger, pride and talent made good by blood, sweat and tears - and anything else Ralph Friedgen has asked for. We all know what's happened at Maryland since Friedgen came back home. It has been all about winning games, Top 25 rankings, bowl appearances, sold-out Byrd Stadium, facility upgrades and big TV money. Now, with the stakes permanently higher, the potential for misery is that much more miserable.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1996
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- What's Maryland without a quarterback controversy?Maryland won its first two games by 24 points, but second-team quarterback Ken Mastrole saw scant action in romps over Northern Illinois and Alabama-Birmingham. A shoulder injury to Brian Cummings forced Mastrole into the Virginia game yesterday, and coach Mark Duffner was asked if he regretted not giving the redshirt freshman more playing time in the first two games."Maybe we would've been better," Duffner said, "but this is the situation we faced today."
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October 17, 2006
NATIONAL Ex-FDA chief set to plead Former FDA Commissioner Lester M. Crawford, who was charged by federal prosecutors with lying about owning stock and options in companies regulated by the agency, was to plead guilty to two misdemeanors today, his lawyer said.
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By JAMISON HENSLEY | September 24, 2007
CALLING IN THE CLOSER Steve McNair said he was healthy enough to finish the game, but coach Brian Billick replaced him in the fourth quarter with Kyle Boller, who led the Ravens on the winning drive in the final two minutes. Boller was 5-for-5 for 32 yards on the final series, proving the Ravens have a better closer than the Orioles. NO QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY McNair said after the game that his groin is fine and he will be able to start Sunday. Billick said he pulled McNair because he was "favoring" the leg and didn't want the injury to turn into a long-term one. McNair led the Ravens to scores on four of seven drives, completing 20 of 27 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown.
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By Mike Preston | August 12, 2005
Ravens camp update Quarterback controversy? There is none yet, not after only two weeks of training camp. But backup Anthony Wright is playing just as well, if not better, than starter Kyle Boller. The Ravens have four preseason games to play, enough time for Boller to distinguish himself as starter. If he doesn't ... The other guy: No. 3 quarterback Derek Anderson, the rookie out of Oregon State, continues to be impressive. He is hesitant at times because he lacks knowledge of the offense, but he can rifle the ball or use touch, as he did on a 40-yard bomb yesterday.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 4, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- Just call it the quarterback controversy that never materialized.Even though Navy quarterback Alton Grizzard committed a career-high six turnovers in last week's 28-17 loss to Boston College, the senior was endorsed yesterday by coach George Chaump, who namedhim the starter for Saturday's game against Air Force.It was a frustrated Chaump who suggested changes after watching Grizzard throw five passes that were intercepted and fumble once -- with three of the turnovers resulting in Boston College touchdowns.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
Ravens reserve quarterback Eric Zeier feels a little more at ease this season, first within himself and now with the team."I got four games under my belt last season and had some other experiences," said Zeier. "I just have to use those times, and develop from them."Nearly a year ago, Zeier came into camp as a promising rookie from the University of Georgia, the Cleveland Browns' third-round draft pick who owned 18 Southeastern Conference and 67 Bulldogs passing records.He quickly made a name for himself with the Browns in preseason, and when the team lost three straight games early during the regular season, Cleveland coach Bill Belichick pulled starter Vinny Testaverde for Zeier.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
The world's nicest NFL Player met the New York media Monday and charmed everyone in the room. And considering the room was the cavernous Jetsindoor practice facility, crammed with enough TV cameras, tape recorders and notebook-wielding reporters to cover a papal visit, this was no small feat. At probably the biggest news conference ever held for a backup quarterback, Tim Tebow said all the right things to the howling jackals of the press, as you knew he would. He was folksy and humble and open and aw-shucksy, just what you'd expect. How many times did he say he was "excited" to be a Jet?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club's 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still land a closer-type pitcher, but management isn't sweating things if Hunter begins the spring as the club's closer-in-waiting. As executive vice president Dan Duquette likes to say, no one knew what Johnson could do until he was given the job full-time in 2012 (and saved 51 of 54 games)
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By Ken Rosenthal | December 1, 1997
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Ravens don't have a quarterback controversy.Why?Because neither Vinny Testaverde nor Eric Zeier is their quarterback of the future.If coach Ted Marchibroda were so high on Zeier, he would start him Sunday against Seattle, regardless of the condition of Testaverde's knee.But Marchibroda plans nothing of the sort, even though Jonathan Ogden's leg is all that prevented Zeier from forcing overtime in yesterday's 29-27 loss to Jacksonville."You're going to pass judgment on one game?"
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