Meet the Terps Defense: #11 Cole Farrand

College Park, MD. - TSR gets you acclimated with the 2012 Terps, first looking at the offense.

Player: Cole Farrand

Hometown: Sparta, N.J.

Class: Sophomore

Height & Weight: 6-foot-3, 245 pounds

Projected Position on Depth Chart: Backup linebacker

The rundown: Farrand is a second-year linebacker who saw playing time mostly on special teams last year. Last season, Farrand played in the last nine games of the season on special teams and as a reserve linebacker and finished with three tackles. He bulked up about 15 pounds during the offseason and will see a much bigger role in 2012.

Expectations for 2012: Farrand could potentially go from a reserve linebacker and primary special teamer to the starting “Mike” linebacker next season, but will have to beat out L.A. Goree for the spot. Farrand took a step forward this offseason by putting on weight, but it will be hard for him to pass Goree who has much more experience as a starter on defense. Regardless of whether Farrand starts or not, he will see an increased role on defense and may continue to be a contributor on special teams.

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