Maryland notes

Maryland coach Randy Edsall is the king of vague. Connoisseur of coachspeak.

Get used to it. He has said repeatedly that his offense will be "multiple," but his answers are not.

Here are a few tidbits from his teleconference this afternoon:

  • The only injury to report from Saturday's scrimmage was right tackle R.J. Dill, who had “a little bit of a sprain with the knee but he’ll be fine.”

  • Running back Jeremiah Wilson participated in the scrimmage after being sidelined with a hamstring injury and played well.

  • Former Maryland hoopster turned receiver Cliff Tucker got about 25-30 plays in the scrimmage. “You can see he’s been away from it for four years, but I thought he made progress,” Edsall said.

  • Improvement on defense will come with better “eye discipline,” as Edsall wants the players to make sure their eyes are where they belong, they’re reading the keys and playing gap sound. He said he just needs everyone to do their jobs, not try to make a play.

  • Edsall said the fullbacks have been inconsistent. “I’m still looking for somebody to step up and take that position over, that’s the thing I’m looking for.” He said they haven’t been as physical as he would like.

  • Edsall said he hopes Nigel King’s NCAA Clearinghouse issues are resolved this week, but he has no timetable.