Sounds like Ralph is looking for his team to pick up some 'swag' this weekend.
"The team's that have the confidence - you talk about the swagger - they have that inner confidence that they're going to win," Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen said after Thursday's practice. "And that's what we have to develop. We have to get to that point where we know what we have to do to be successful."
21-20 MD says Pat Stevens.
This is really a coin flip, and the Demon Deacons don't help anyone guessing since all four of their games against major-college teams have been decided by a touchdown or less. An interesting stat: Maryland is 16-4 all-time in what once was called Groves Stadium, and has not lost back-to-back games in Winston-Salem since 1967-68.
"This is a very, very big game for us playing on the road," said Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen. "I think it’s very important that we win those games to stay in contention for a championship. It would help us keep growing. … I think getting a win in Winston-Salem could give us some momentum and hopefully get us going this season."
A win tomorrow would definitely be huge because after Wake is a very winnable game at home against Virginia. If the Terps manage to start 3-0 in the ACC, talk of Tampa may not be so far-fetched...
"There's not really an issue. We haven't given up on Morgan. We just see these other kids coming on," the coach said. "He's kind of doing the same thing, he hasn’t really progressed."
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Why is this important? Because the 2010 recruiting classes in the ACC are going to be insane. As good as Maryland's class is, it's probably 5th best in the conference. Cant stress enough how big a commitment from Tobias or Leslie would be.
Who's Tchatchouang? A freshman forward from France who could have a significant impact this season. Here's what Brenda had to say about this year's team:
"I think with nine freshmen and sophomores on this roster, it’s going to be a youthful blend," Frese said. "But I’m just impressed with how hard they’ve been working as a team. The majority of these players do not have a lot of basketball games under their belt, but that will be a fun part to watch this season. I’m excited to watch them grow together."
You know the drill.