Some quick notes from Randy Edsall's press conference at Media Day:
- Edsall says the Terps are healthy - there are a few guys who are limited in practice right now, but nothing that shouldn't be cleared up within a few days.
- With Wes Brown gone at running back, Edsall says the Terps have a "tremendous amount of confidence" in Brandon Ross and Albert Reid, and mentioned Joe Riddle and Jacquille Veii as guys in the mix there. He spoke about Ross's increased experience and strength, and Reid's work ethic.
- When asked about the competition at quarterback, Edsall stepped in quickly and said "C.J. is our quarterback. C.J. is our starting quarterback." He said the others will get a good amount of reps in practice and the competition will be healthy.
- Edsall is not shy when it comes to the team's goals. "Our goal is to win our division, get to Charlotte, and get to a BCS game."
- Edsall says there's a group of about ten incoming freshmen who can make an impact this year, especially on special teams.
- At the SAM position, Edsall says there's a good competition going on between Matt Robinson and Alex Twine. "That's what we're trying to get at every position, to have that kind of talent, to have that kind of competition, because those guys are going to push each other and make each other better." He says the coaching staff will look and see if they can get both guys on the field at the same time.
- In terms of leaders on the defensive side, Edsall mentioned each of the eight D-linemen. More specifically, with leadership council, he cited Darius Kilgo, Cole Farrand, Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil, Jeremiah Johnson and Dexter McDougle.
- Edsall says the offensive line depth is a concern. "It's something that I think that we'll work with and we'll work through." He said Sal Conaboy has been excellent this summer, and that while they have the starting five sorted out, looking for the back-ups is perhaps their biggest offensive concern.
- Zeke Riser's addition was big for depth, Edsall says - especially as a senior who has played in defensive coordinator Brian Stewart's defense, but he will have to earn playing time.