COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- Maryland head coach Randy Edsall talks after the Terps 20-3 loss to Syracuse.
"You don't have a shot to win when you turn the ball over four times and you have as many dropped balls and as many errors as we did. We had the opportunities to make the plays and we didn't make them. We had two fourth down opportunities on defense on the very first drive to get off the field and we didn't make those and that ended up in a touchdown. But again, just way too many turnovers and way too many mistakes in order to come away with a win."
On how coming out of the bye week could've affected the team's performance:
"I thought we came out ready to play, but the mistakes were the thing. I mean our guys were ready to play, there's no doubt about that. We just didn't do things we needed to do in order to win. And for whatever reason we just didn't have guys make the plays when we needed them to make plays."
On whether the team is pressing because they are one win away from bowl eligibility:
"Nobody should be pressing. As I told the players in the locker room, I said ‘This is a very simple game; it's not a hard game. All you have to do is make sure you come to work everyday, work as hard as you can, learn the game plan, know what you're supposed to do before you go out on the field. And then when you go out on the practice field, you go out there and you work on fundamentals and your technique.' So I don't think anyone should be pressing."
On C.J. Brown's performance coming off of his injury:
"I thought he did some good things, but then there were some other things that he didn't do as well. Sometimes he didn't get all the help that he needed out there. But again, the ball handling was not real good; the fumbled snap was not good. And again, I think that what CJ [Brown] has to understand and what CJ has to do, just like everybody else at their positions, just do what you're supposed to do. You don't need to do anything more or anything less."
On the performance of the offensive line with a new left tackle:
"Well Moses [Larose] is the best tackle we have, so he was out there; he is gonna get better. He's a guy that likes to play, that wants to play, it's important to him. And again, in his first start, I know there are some things he would like to do better and he'll get better, but it will be a learning experience for him. But those are the five best that we have and we just have to continue to work with them to make them better."
On what the Syracuse defense was able to take advantage of:
"They did not do anything different than what we prepared for. They had one new blitz that they came in with. We were not able to block some of the calls that we needed to make. It gets back to knowing your basic fundamentals and executing technique."
On the turnovers:
"It gets frustrating when you see things not going the way you want them to. You are sitting there thinking about what you can do to help them; how can I do something to get them over the hump? You are trying to make adjustments the whole time. It is obvious that I have to continue to stress the little things."
VIDEO: Edsall Postgame Press Conference
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