Maryland coaches noticed something unusual when they reviewed the game video from the 63-0 loss to Florida State last Saturday.
Before Maryland would snap the ball, Seminoles defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. would occasionally point to the sky as if signaling that he knew a pass was coming.
Was Maryland somehow telegraphing its intentions to run or pass? Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said today that the Terps need to avoid any pre-snap behavior or stances that give the defense clues.
Edwards was quoted in multiple media accounts saying he had noticed that Maryland's linemen squared their feet if it was a run and had a more angled stance on pass plays.
"Obviously, it's disappointing," Locksley said. "That's a pretty basic premise that as an offensive lineman, your stance has to be consistent, no different than a receiver when it's a run-play not coming off the ball. Or a quarterback when it's a pass licking his fingers, or when it's a run getting underneath there and not licking his fingers.