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Desperate Terrapins Look for Answers at Quaterback PositionIt’s hard to imagine a program that has been hindered by injury more than the University of Maryland.
As the Terrapins get ready to take on Georgia Tech this Saturday, they’ll be preparing with true freshman quarterback Shawn Petty. For those who aren’t familiar with Petty, he’s not exactly known for his stellar arm strength or his pinpoint precision.
He isn’t known for these strengths, though, because he isn’t even a quarterback. He’s one of the team’s linebackers.
The Terrapins have been absolutely devastated at the quarterback position starting in the offseason when senior C.J. Brown tore his ACL. Then on October 20th, against North Carolina State, quarterbacks Perry Hills and Devin Burns both suffered injuries. As if matters couldn’t get any worse, freshman quarterback Caleb Rowe tore his ACL during last week’s game against Boston College, leaving the Terrapins searching for answers at the quarterback position.
If anything happens to Petty, which doesn’t seem completely unlikely, given the Terps’ luck this season, tight end Brian McMahon will have to replace him.
It’s hard not to feel badly for Randy Edsall in this situation. Edsall’s first year on the job saw the Terps finish with a 2-10 record and culminated with the transfer of quarterback Danny O’Brien to Wisconsin. The Terrapins sure could use him now.
Coming into the season, Edsall had pressure on him to win games after last year’s disappointing season. As of now, the Terrapins sit at 4-4 and still have a chance to make it to a bowl game. With no consistency at the quarterback position, however, it will be tough for them to overcome their remaining schedule which includes games against Clemson and Florida State in back to back weeks.
Maybe Edsall will get a pass this year because of the injuries. Dealing with four quarterback changes in a season would be hard for any coach to handle, including the most embattled coach in America.
Randy Edsall/Photo Credit: washingtonpost.com
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