Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Terps' quarterbacks remain a question
By Heather Dinich
Maryland coach Randy Edsall hasn’t given any clues as to who will start at quarterback for him on Saturday against Boston College, but it will be a game-time decision and uncertainty at the position is still an issue.
C.J. Brown has started each of the past two games, but former starter Danny O’Brien played well last week at Florida State when Brown was injured in a helmet-to-helmet collision. Both quarterbacks are healthy and practicing this week, but the depth chart is unsettled. When asked earlier on today’s ACC coaches’ teleconference why the competition is open again, Edsall said he has two quarterbacks who can start and two quarterbacks who can win.
“We had a situation where we thought one young man provided a spark, came in and did that, and we had a young man that took a shot but could go back in the game,” Edsall said. “Danny went in, so I wanted to make it a competition this week to see where we’re at and see who performs best during the week. Whoever does, that will be the guy who will start for us. I have complete confidence in both of them, that they can do the job. We’ll see where that leads us on Saturday.”
Edsall said the position will be evaluated “one week at a time.”
Problem is, after three straight losses, Maryland is running out of weeks to find its offensive identity.