Football season is just a few weeks away, and as a primer, here's a breakdown of how the Terps will look heading into fall camp.
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Maryland is a season removed from its quarterback quandary and now the Terps' cupboard is stocked with resources.
Who is out:
Devin Burns (6'3, 200 lbs.) So.
- Burns suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury after playing just one half against N.C. State.
- Following the season, Burns announced he was leaving the university.
- With Maryland's newfound depth under center they should be just fine under center.
Who is in:
C.J. Brown (6'3, 210) Sr.
- Brown, who tore his ACL before last season, is projected at the starter headed into camp. He is back "100%," and to say he is eager to return to the field would be an understatement.
- Brown spent last season learning the Locksley's offense and Edsall said he has seen the fifth year signal caller develop a new perspective during the last year.
- Brown was a counselor at the Manning's passing camp this summer, where he got a chance to sit down with each of the brothers, as well as Archie Manning, to pick their brains about how he could improve his game. He said he picked up some new techniques to develop better chemistry with his receivers. (Oh by the way, Brown has a pretttty talented receiving core…ya know, in case you haven't heard.)
- The ideal situation is that Brown still has the same quickness he exhibited in 2011, when he rushed for 574 yards and 5 touchdowns, and that he has honed his technique and accuracy.
Perry Hills (6'2, 215 lbs.)
- Hills started the first seven games, and threw for 1,336 yards before he went down against N.C. State with a season-ending knee injury. At ACC Media Days, Edsall said Hills is on schedule with his rehab and should be cleared for practice.
- If needed, Hills can step in and get the job done.
Caleb Rowe (6'3, 210 lbs.)
- (I feel like I should just copy and paste my description for Perry Hills in Caleb Rowe's spot…but I won't: )
- Rowe only appeared in two games, before falling victim to the "curse of the QB's". Rowe tore his ACL against Boston College, but held his own in the limited time he did see on the field.
- Rowe is another capable back up at the QB position that the Terps can look to if needed.
Ricardo Young (6'0, 195) Jr.
- Young's track record is a bit overwhelming. He has had a number of stops on his way to College Park. He graduated from H.D. Woodson HS and was named the 2010 Washington D.C. Gatorade Player of Year. However, Young's college career has been a bit disjointed to say the least.
- He started at Virginia Tech and transferred to New Mexico before landing in College Park last season. Young has had an entire year to relearn the offense (he was already familiar with from his stint at N. Mexico, when OC Mike Locksley was head coach) and develop chemistry with the receivers.
- Young is a dual threat QB, who has the leadership quality you would like to see in your signal caller. The problem with Young is that he has yet to see action on the field.
- During the spring, Young showed signs of brilliance, followed by inconsistency and rust.
- In my mind Young could be a wildcard out there, it could click and his potential could sky-rocket or things…well, I will just say, thing could not go so well.
Dustin Dailey (6'0, 200 lbs.) RS So.
- Dailey sat out last season after transferring from Lewis & Clark College.
- With Brown, Hills, and Rowe out this spring, Dailey got a lot of snaps and experience this spring. That could be the most action he sees for a while, with the return of Brown, Hills, and Rowe, plus the addition of Young and Cockerille.
Shane Cockerille (6'2, 219 lbs.) Fr.
- Cockerille was a highly touted recruit out of Gilman, he is a dual-threat quarterback and work horse.
- The young signal caller showed up to several spring practices with a notebook in hand trying to get a jump of learning the offense. Don't expect to see Cockerille on the field this season, as there is no need to throw him to the fire before he is ready given Maryland's current depth at the position.
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