By Jeff Barker
The Baltimore Sun
3:01 PM EDT, August 29, 2013
It's no surprise that Terps football coach Randy Edsall sleeps in his office during training camp. Actually, he sleeps in a private area of the locker room.
He's been a coach for more than 30 years and this is standard training camp practice.
“It’s all I know,” he said.
Edsall lives about a 30-minute drive from campus, so he said bunking in College Park is a time-saver and helps build morale. We wrote previously on how a couple of the assistant coaches were sleeping in the dorms.
Edsall, by the way, arrived in his office Thursday afternoon with bandages on a bloody knee and elbow. He said he took a tumble on his bike.
No injury reports
Maryland won’t release injury reports this week -- or before any other nonconference game this season.
Edsall suggested releasing a report before Saturday’s Florida International opener could surrender competitive advantage “because Florida International doesn’t have to do it.”
Schools have the prerogative to release such reports -- or not -- before nonconference games. Maryland has often done it in the past. Once the conference season begins, the school will follow the Atlantic Coast Conference’s recommended guidelines and release injury lists.
Edsall did say that everyone on Maryland’s latest two-deep depth chart is healthy enough to play. One player not on the two-deep is defensive lineman Ty Tucker, who is having season-ending knee surgery today. His status was already known.
Among Terps expected to be out Saturday: fullback Tyler Cierski (calf) and backup running back Joe Riddle (concussion). Another running back who had been injured -- Jacquille Veii -- is back at practice.
No word on backup QB
Maryland won’t release the identity of its backup quarterback to the public, but it won’t be Perry Hills.
Coaches say he’s not moving as well as he did last season -- he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last fall and could be a redshirt candidate.
How young is Maryland this season?
The Terps have a tiny senior class. Here is the travel team breakdown: eight seniors, 18 juniors, 21 sophomores, eight redshirt freshmen, 11 true freshmen.
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