o Friedgen went on to say he didn't that think his players exerted much effort Tuesday, citing heat as a possible factor. He noted that the mere four offensive guards who practiced might have gotten worn down.
o Bennett Fulper played better at right guard Tuesday than he had been, according to Friedgen. But, he's got a long way to go. He added that Fulper, the leading candidate for the starting right guard spot, gets tired, and Josh Cary has been getting a lot of reps at the same position. LG Pete White is in the wide-eyed category right now, according to Friedgen. It's all running together for him.
o CB Trenton Hughes is playing with confidence, not allowing many big plays in practice. CB Dexter McDougle, SS Travis Hawkins, LB David Mackall and DE Bradley Johnson will need a lot more reps before they're ready to play, according to Friedgen. He named Johnson as a player who is very valuable to the team as a speed rusher. Although he's not very big, he's very, very quick, said Friedgen.
o LB Avery Murray was out Tuesday with a strained abdominal muscle. The work he's losing is hurting him a whole lot, Friedgen said. That's the problem. If you get hurt right now, you may get passed by.
o Friedgen named NT Joe Vellano as the Terps' best defensive lineman Tuesday. And, [Drew] Gloster played very well, he added. OLB Justin Anderson has the ability to play inside linebacker as well, according to Friedgen.