Diggs says Maryland offense “more comfortable” even without healthy QB’s

April 12, 2013 | WNST Staff

Postgame Quotes – Maryland Spring Game

Red Team 13, White Team 13

Junior Linebacker Cole Farrand

On the team’s depth:

“We’re definitely getting depth. Everyone that’s on the field wants to play and the second team wants to play. Everyone is fighting for position out here. The intensity was great out here, and it was just a good game.”

On the offense:

“Today [the offense] was doing a really good job of establishing the running game. It’s usually a hard point for the offense; they’re usually more of a passing offense. They’re definitely establishing a run game very well and they were using it to their advantage.”
Junior Defensive Lineman Darius Kilgo

On players who have stepped up:

“I feel like Quinton Jefferson has definitely stepped up. He’s become a great player. Nate Clarke has also done a great job.”

On preparing for the season:

“We definitely want to work hard, get in the weight room and condition to get ready for the fall.”

On the tie:

“I don’t feel too good about it. I guess we’re all getting steak and lobster, but that’s how it goes.”
Sophomore Running Back Albert Reid

On what the running backs need to work on:

“We need to stay on our blocks; technique, fundamentals. We need to get all that together so we can come out in August and be ready to play. We have a big season coming up.”

On the running game:

“Every time something went wrong on the field, we came to the sideline and talked it over, went back on the field and got better. That’s all we need, is chemistry. We have to come together, talk on the field and execute.”
Sophomore Running Back Brandon Ross

On his improved play late last season:

“I went down earlier in the season and it was just a matter of getting my opportunities again, and that was how I emerged late in the season.”

On the offensive line:

“They’re coming along well. It’s a process of trying to make progress every day. What we need to do is work hard in the summer, so when camp comes around we’re ready to go.”

On combining with Albert Reid:

“It could be something special. We’ve just got to keep working and stay healthy.”

Sophomore Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs

On his game:

“I had an OK game. Ricardo played big, O-line blocked well and we just played as a collective unit on both sides of the ball.”

On how the offense is progressing:

“We feel comfortable because we know what we’re doing. Last year, we knew what we were doing but we weren’t very comfortable, but this year we’ve got a year under our belt, so now we know how the plays work, how we work off other guys and what we can bring to the table.”

On the quarterback situation:

“I know for a fact that both quarterbacks are great. They both do a great job. They both study film and do what quarterbacks are supposed to do. They both are great quarterbacks. You’ve got to work around those guys and do what you can to help your team. I look forward to seeing who gets the job.”

On the offense is different than last year:

“We’ve got a lot more threats; Deon Long, Nigel King, Marcus Leak… I feel as if we’re going to have an electrifying offense. We’ve got two great quarterbacks that can bring things to the table so we feel comfortable out here.”

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