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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.
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Brandon SmithThis was probably the look University of Maryland coach Randy Edsall had when he lost his FOURTH QB.Photo Credit: Creative Commons
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Maryland quarterbacks are dropping at an unreal rate.
Saturday's starter, Caleb Rowe, became the fourth Terrapins quarterback lost to season-ending injuries. Rowe tore his ACL late in the fourth quarter in a loss to Boston College, but stayed in for Maryland's final play -- a game clinching interception. The true freshman QB was supposed to redshirt this...
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