Friedgen stated that there has been trouble “getting through to [the players]” regarding travel plans. The coach said that he actually yelled out to key players to get on the team bus before the UVA game, but they may not have heard him. In a post-game press conference he stated, “I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I think, ‘What more could I have done?’ It’s a question of whether they hear you or whether they want to hear you.” Friedgen went on to say that key players Da’Rel Scott, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and Jeremy Navarre missed the game altogether. “This wasn’t about X’s and O’s,” Friedgen said. “It was about who came to play and who didn’t.”
The logistical problems have led the Terps to cancel their remaining road games and focus on winning at Byrd Stadium, where they are 4-0 and have beaten two Top 25 teams. The move comes despite the fact that the Terps only had four road games in their twelve game schedule. Friedgen also cited concerns over the coaching staff’s propensity to throw players under the team bus following losses.