"There were some great catches by Jesse Holley [last week]. Nine receivers touched the ball, and that's good, too. We had good distribution., Nick Starcevic had his first catch, Rikki Cook had a good catch, Mike had a couple catches … I want to continue to try to get others involved in that passing game because we can't always rely on Jesse. But I'll tell you what – that ball gets around him, he's going to catch it. He had a great week of practice and so did the rest of the receivers. We need them to have a breakthrough game for us Saturday.
"We've had a good week of practice, we're relatively injury-free going into this game. Maryland has had that bye week … Ralph Friedgen with an extra week is a dangerous man. They always have a wrinkle or two with this defense. It's a modified 3-4 at times. They'll have what looks like four linebackers standing up, but one is playing like a defensive end. They will do some different pressures, they're very aggressive in the back, they tackle well. They've given us some tough times. … We've really got to do a great job. They've got the nation's leading tackler in D'Qwell Jackson. I challenged the offensive line, the fullbacks and tight ends to get after this guy.
"I haven't thought a lot [about replacing retiring offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Gary Tranquil], except when I made the hire of Dave Brock to coach our wide receivers, I felt he could probably be the next quarterbacks coach. I've got some other fine coaches in-house. Hal Hunter is somebody I have a tremendous amount of confidence in. I feel great about our running backs coach Andre Powell. And John Gutekunst has done a really good job making Jon Hamlett take his level of play to another notch up. We're going to stay the same type of offense, the same type of philosophy – multiple personnel groups, run the football some, run some bootlegs, throw the ball downfield."