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No decisions on Hills, Likely for Michigan State game

Maryland football coach DJ Durkin said the status of fifth-year senior quarterback Perry Hills and senior cornerback/return specialist Will Likely for Saturday’s home game against Michigan State has yet to be decided.

“We’re determining the best course of action here right now as what we’re going to do,” Durkin said during his Tuesday’s news conference at Maryland Stadium. “I don’t have a definitive status on those guys. We’ll have further updates later in the week.”

Hills sat out last week’s 31-10 home defeat to Minnesota, Maryland’s second straight loss after a 4-0 start, with a shoulder injury suffered the previous game at Penn State. Hills had injured the shoulder earlier this season at Central Florida.

Durkin said on Monday he was "very hopeful" that Hills would be ready to face the Spartans.

Likely injured a knee after muffing a punt early in the second quarter against Minnesota and didn’t return.

The all-Big Ten cornerback and All-American returner is still listed as a starter at cornerback, punt and kick returns as well as a co-starter at receiver, though he has not played much on offense since earlier in the season.

As of Tuesday, the only changes to the depth chart after the Minnesota game involved moving junior Chandler Burkett from being a backup defensive end to a co-starter at linebacker along with junior Jesse Aniebonam, as well as moving sophomore JC Jackson up to co-starter at cornerback alongside freshman Tino Ellis, who made his first start against the Gophers.   


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