With a rainy, windy day forecasted for Saturday because of Hurricane Joaquin, Maryland and Michigan could be forced to take the ball out of their quarterbacks' hands and place it firmly in the bellies of their running backs.
During the week, Maryland coach Randy Edsall talked about how his team's depth chart tweaks this week would revamp its offense and open things up for big plays. With Caleb Rowe starting at quarterback and wide receivers Taivon Jacobs and D.J. Moore moving into starting roles, the "vertical passing game" was set to shine in Saturday's matchup with South Florida. Late in the first quarter, Maryland showed why those moves were made. On a third-and-9 from his own 30-yard line, Rowe slung a pass up
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Facing a third-and-long early in the third quarter against Duke, Dave Stinebaugh made the biggest play of his young career. The Maryland tight end hauled in a 19-yard pass from quarterback Danny O'Brien, keeping the Terps' drive alive in an eventual 21-16 win.
With C.J. Brown back in a limited role after missing last season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe continuing to rehab their own knee injuries, Maryland coach Randy Edsall said Monday that his two healthy quarterbacks will be off-limits to contact when spring practice starts Saturday.
The latest injury — a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered by freshman Perry Hills in Saturday's loss to North Carolina State — leaves Maryland to choose between two very different sorts of quarterbacks: Caleb Rowe and Devin Burns.
As Maryland prepared for No. 8 West Virginia, it might have comforted Terps fans — but only a little — that there have been other occasions in recent seasons in which the team entered games as a multi-touchdown underdog and came away with its dignity intact, if not with a win.
After finishing up practice with the Wisconsin football team, former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien heard from a few of his old teammates. C.J. Brown, the man who took O'Brien's starting job 10 months ago, had torn his ACL during a noncontact drill and would miss the 2012 season.
Junior quarterback C.J. Brown became the first major casualty of preseason practice. Second-year coach Randy Edsall announced in a statement Wednesday afternoon that Brown will miss the 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
While Brown has shown some improvement in those areas from where he was last fall, when he twice replaced former Terp star Danny O'Brien as the starter, the development of his two freshman backups remains under scrutiny as Maryland gets ready for its season opener Sept. 1 against William & Mary
Over the past week, Penn State and Wisconsin have been mentioned in connection with Danny O'Brien, the former Maryland starter who will graduate in May and have two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has been granted his release from the program and intends to play elsewhere. The school also announced that offensive lineman Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson are transferring.
As he focused in recent months on classwork and recovering from a broken left arm, Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has also pondered whether to return to the Terps next season, according to a relative.