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Edsall pleased with Brown in first practice since injury

Posted on 05 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Head Coach Randy Edsall

 

On tight end Andrew Isaacs’ injury:

“He’s fine. I don’t think there are any issues there. There were a couple guys I was worried about coming out today. I wasn’t sure how much [Stephen] Grommer would do, but he did quite a bit. We’ll get Daniel [Adams], Silvano [Altimirano] and Bradley [Johnson], the guys who had surgery this summer, worked into things. They were doing individuals today, so hopefully we can get them into the team periods when the doctors will allow us.”

 

On place kicking:

“It was very inconsistent. Brad [Craddock] started off really well and all of a sudden he got into a rut. There’s guys there that have legs and they have the ability, now it’s that focus and concentration and doing the same thing all the time.  Brad’s the guy, but we’ll continue to kick them quite a bit, we’ll chart it all, and however it plays out we’ll run the numbers, and whoever you get a good feel from a confidence standpoint [plays].”

 

On defensive back Will Likely:

“I’ve liked Will since he got here. He’s got some innate ability that you can’t coach; instincts and knowledge of the game. I think Will’s going to be a good one for us. He’s in that mix to be a contributor this year.”

 

On quarterback C.J. Brown:

“You could tell that he felt comfortable doing the things that he had to do. He didn’t do any team work during the spring. I’m sure he’s got more confidence after today. The timing and things like that will be much better the next time we come out.”

 

On the quarterbacks coming off injury:

“I thought they moved well. We’ll see how they are in the morning, see if there’s any soreness. I thought they all moved well and didn’t show any ill effects in terms of limping or favoring the leg. We’ll find out a little more in the morning after getting off the leg. But I don’t anticipate any issues.”

 

On quarterback C.J. Brown throwing the ball:

“I thought he did well. I thought all the guys kind of had their moments, typical first day. The little things today were just in terms of getting out and rolling and throwing it on time, trying to get it to the right shoulder. All that stuff will come. I thought he threw the ball well. For the most part they threw the ball well, they may not have hit all the reads, but I thought the velocity and all those things were good today.”

 

On the wide receivers Deon Long and Stefon Diggs:

“You can see Deon is a talent as well. To be able to have a weapon that is only going to enhance us and it’s going to make people play a little bit more straight. If they want to go and turn their coverage to Stefon, you have a guy opposite of him that can really do damage and if they want to roll to him then you’ve got Stefon. We’ve got some guys. It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out.”

 

On Taivon Jacobs, Zach Dancel and DeAndre Lane’s injuries:

“Taivon’s still coming off the knee and we knew that coming in. Zach ended up having a hamstring, but that happened last week. He was working out and that happened during the week that they were home. DeAndre tweaked his hamstring a little bit. But I saw some things out of him I really liked. He tweaked that, so he’ll probably be on the shelf for a couple days. But Taivon, again, I’m not sure exactly when he’ll be back. He’s got to get a little bit stronger, but he’s made really good progress in the six weeks that he was here in the summertime.”

 

On his impression of offensive lineman Ryan Doyle:

“It gives us a chance to get Ryan in there and see what he can do and try to hopefully get him some confidence and get him some more reps. Hopefully we don’t have the injury, but at least we do get him that work. You look at these things and what it does, it’s unfortunate some of those things happen, but it also opens up some opportunities for other people. So we get a chance to see them and then if they do have to play, [we know] what they’re good at and what we can highlight with them.”

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CJ Brown amongst those honored at Terp Awards

Posted on 08 May 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Student-athletes, coaches and teams were honored Tuesday for prowess in academics, community service and athletics at the second annual Terp Awards, co-sponsored by the Terrapin Club and the `M’ Club, held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on campus.

Men’s soccer player Patrick Mullins earned John W. Guckeyson Male Athlete of the Year Award and Alyssa Thomas of women’s basketball was voted the Suzanne Tyler Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row in balloting by the coaches.

Stefon Diggs of the football team and Taylor Cummings of women’s lacrosse were named the male and female Rookie of the Year, respectively.

The 2013 Maryland women’s lacrosse team, which completed an undefeated regular season, won its fifth-consecutive ACC title and earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament, was recognized as the Terrapin Cup Team of the Year.

Men’s soccer’s Sasho Cirovski and women’s lacrosse’s Cathy Reese were honored at the male and female team coaches of the year.

Highlighting the academic awards were the presentation of the President’s Cup Team GPA Awards to men’s golf and women’s cross country. University President Wallace Loh presented the awards.

Other awards given during the ceremony were:

Academic Achievement (awarded to junior or senior from each team with the highest cumulative GPA, minimum 3.0) - Kyle Convissar, baseball;Logan Aronhalt, men’s basketball; Sequoia Austin, women’s basketball; Owen Blye, men’s lacrosse; Lucile Cancre, women’s track and field; Kayla Clarke, women’s soccer; Catie Coyle, volleyball; Bennett Fulper, football; Bridget Hawvermale, softball; Danielle Kauffman, field hockey; Helge Leikvang, men’s soccer; Elizabeth Manzi, gymnastics; Brad Molina, wrestling; Sean O’Leary, men’s track and field; Anna Roth, women’s cross country; Katie Schwarzmann, women’s lacrosse; Christine Shimel, women’s golf; Andrew Stein, men’s golf and Vroni Van Berlo, women’s tennis.

`M’ Club Postgraduate Scholarship (male and female who excelled academically and athletically, will have earned a degree by May 2013 and are pursuing postgraduate study) -Will Swaim and Janessa Pope.

`M’ CLUB AWARDS

Geary F. Eppley Award (male senior student-athlete with the highest GPA) - Brad Molina, wrestling

Charles H. Beebe Jr. Award (female senior student-athlete with the highest GPA) - Anna Roth, women’s cross country

Talbot T. Speer Award (male athlete whose extraordinary commitment and dedication serves as an inspiration to teammates, coaches and fellow student-athletes) - Taylor Kemp, men’s soccer

Charles P. McCormick Award (Senior from the state of Maryland contributing the most to athletics) - Katie Schwarzmann, women’s lacrosse

Founders Award (outstanding athletic ability, academic excellence, character and citizenship) - Alyssa Thomas, women’s basketball

James H. Kehoe Award (male and female student-athletes who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship) - Kevin Dorsey, football; Adreene Elliott, volleyball

Silvester Watch (student-athlete who demonstrates courageousness in the face of adversity) - Josh Asper, wrestling

Maryland Watch (student-athlete who exhibits commitment to Maryland P.R.I.D.E. and demonstrates extraordinary leadership) - Sequoia Austin, women’s basketball

Jack Heise Award (outstanding service by a team manager) – Ryland Atkins, women’s basketball

Maryland Spirit Award (outstanding service by a member of the Spirit Squad) – William Evans

Lifetime Service Awards - Ben and Hotsy Alperstein; Jackie Heise

Maryland Impact Award (recognizing those who make a positive impact of the student-athlete experience on a national scale) – Dr. Bernard Franklin

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Maryland Athletics Community Service Awards - C.J. Brown, football; Melissa Diepold, women’s lacrosse; Michael Ehrhardt, men’s lacrosse; Stephanie Giameo, gymnastics; TJ Guidice, wrestling; Dani Kram, gymnastics; Welma Luus, women’s tennis; Amber Melville, women’s track and field; Mamadou Niang, men’s track and field.

ACC Community Service Awards - Lucile Cancre, women’s track and field; Domenic DeRobertis, wrestling; Janessa Pope, field hockey; Lindsey Puckett, field hockey; Kikanae Punyua, men’s track and field; Anna Roth, women’s cross country.

NCAA Champs / Life Skills Cup Team Winners - Wrestling and Gymnastics

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Few surprises in updated Maryland football depth chart

Posted on 23 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Coach Randy Edsall and University of Maryland football released their post-Spring depth chart Tuesday. Here’s a look at how positional battles stand going into the summer.

OFFENSE
WR 6 Deon Long 6-1 180 Jr.-TR
84 Amba Etta 6-2 190 Fr.-RS
80 Daniel Adams 6-3 205 So.-RS
85 James Bowman 6-0 190 Sr.-SQ
12 Marcus Leak 6-0 205 Jr.-2V

T 77 Mike Madaras 6-5 290 So.-1V
55 Ryan Doyle 6-4 300 So.-SQ

G 70 De’Onte Arnett 6-4 290 Sr.-2V
68 Silvano Altamirano 6-2 290 Jr.-TR

C 65 Sal Conaboy 6-4 290 Jr.-2V
50 Evan Mulrooney 6-5 290 So.-1V
60 Stephen Grommer 6-5 290 So.-SQ

G 66 Andrew Zeller 6-6 295 So.-1V
69 Gary Harraka 6-5 310 Jr.-SQ
79 Maurice Shelton 6-3 290 Fr.-RS

T 74 Nick Klemm 6-5 300 Sr.-3V
76 Michael Dunn 6-5 290 Fr.-RS
or 61 Jake Wheeler 6-7 300 Jr.-1V

TE 86 Dave Stinebaugh 6-4 250 Sr.-2V
88 P.J. Gallo 6-3 245 Fr.-RS
87 Brian McMahon 6-4 240 Fr.-RS

QB 16 C.J. Brown 6-3 210 Sr.-1V
11 Perry Hills 6-3 205 So.-1V
or 7 Caleb Rowe 6-2 195 So.-1V
or 9 Ricardo Young 6-1 180 Jr.-TR
6 Dustin Dailey 6-1 193 So.-RS

TB 45 Brandon Ross 5-10 205 So.-1V
or 4 Wes Brown 6-1 210 So.-1V
or 5 Albert Reid 5-10 200 So.-1V
29 Joe Riddle 6-0 191 Fr.-RS

FB 49 Tyler Cierski 6-0 262 Jr.-2V
30 Kenneth Goins, Jr. 5-10 228 Fr.-RS

WR 1 Stefon Diggs 6-1 185 So.-1V
8 Levern Jacobs 5-11 180 So.-1V
24 Regis Whittington 5-11 205 Sr.-SQ

WR 3 Nigel King 6-3 210 So.-1V
83 Malcolm Culmer 6-0 180 So.-SQ
10 Tyrek Cheeseboro 6-0 190 Fr.-RS
24 T.J. Ehrie 6-3 210 Sr.-TR

DEFENSE
DE 99 Quinton Jefferson 6-4 270 So.-1V
90 Roman Braglio 6-3 250 Fr.-RS
78 Ty Tucker 6-2 260 Fr.-RS

NT 97 Darius Kilgo 6-3 300 Jr..-1V
71 Nate Clarke 6-3 310 So.-SQ
or 73 Alex Walker 6-0 295 Jr.-SQ
96 Azubuike Ukandu 6-2 290 Fr.-RS

DE 91 Keith Bowers 6-1 270 Jr.-2V
93 Andre Monroe 6-0 280 Jr.-1V
63 Joe Rosenblatt 6-2 280 Fr.-TR

OLB 40 Matt Robinson 6-4 230 Jr.-3V
35 Alex Twine 6-0 230 Jr.-2V
37 Avery Thompson 6-3 215 So.-1V

ILB 47 Cole Farrand 6-3 245 Jr.-2V
58 Bradley Johnson 6-1 240 Sr.-2V
31 Shawn Petty 6-2 235 So.-1V

ILB 53 L.A Goree 6-2 240 Jr.-2V
46 Abner Logan 6-1 235 Fr.-RS
42 Brock Dean 6-0 210 Fr.-RS

OLB 41 Marcus Whitfi eld 6-3 240 Sr.-2V
51 Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil 6-3 240 Jr.-RS
98 Clarence Murphy 6-2 245 Jr.-SQ

CB 25 Dexter McDougle 5-11 195 Sr.-3V
27 Alvin Hill 5-11 190 So.-1V
10 Tony Perry 5-9 170 Sr.-SQ

S 21 Sean Davis 6-1 185 So.-1V
or 19 A.J. Hendy 6-1 200 Jr.-2V

S 20 Anthony Nixon 6-1 205 So.-1V
22 Zach Dancel 6-0 195 So.-RS
26 Undray Clark 5-10 190 So.-SQ
39 Rashid Conteh 5-11 190 Jr.-SQ

CB 14 Jeremiah Johnson 6-0 190 Jr.-2V
17 Isaac Goins 6-0 185 Sr.-1V
4 William Likely 5-9 165 Fr.-HS

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK 15 Brad Craddock 6-1 180 So.-1V
12 Brendan Magistro 5-9 170 So.-1V

P 18 Nathan Renfro 6-1 205 So.-1V
29 Michael Tart 6-3 185 Jr.-SQ

LS 59 Greg Parcher 6-4 185 Sr.-1V
59 Christian Carpenter 5-11 215 Fr.-RS

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Maryland QB Brown gets extra year of eligibility

Posted on 10 April 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - After C.J. Brown tore his ACL just prior to the start of the 2012 season, he hoped he would have a chance to make up the lost time.

Brown and the Maryland football team got a speedy answer after the NCAA approved his medical hardship waiver just two weeks after submitting the paperwork. Brown now has two remaining seasons of eligibility.

“It’s exciting,” said Brown. “I didn’t think I’d be hearing back this early since we just finished the paperwork. It’s a good sign.”

Brown has competed in individual and 7-on-7 drills this spring in a limited capacity. He expects to be 100 percent when practice begins in August, but for now, head coach Randy Edsall is more than happy with his progress.

“I think he’s made tremendous progress from the first day he came out and did 7-on-7,” said Edsall. “He was very tentative and he wasn’t driving off that back leg. You could see today, it was like night and day from the first day he did 7-on-7 to now. He’s got that confidence back and you can see that he’s been studying and working and he does things that you want out of a quarterback.”

Brown, known for being a running quarterback, has used the spring to work on the passing game. In practice yesterday, he completed 10 of 15 passes in 7-on-7 drills.

“Getting out here and taking the physical reps — I’ve been taking mental reps for so long, it feels good to get back out here and get my mind acclimated with my body,” said Brown. “That’s the biggest change. I’m mentally there; I’m seeing everything I need to see. I just need to get my body to go with my mind.”

Edsall intends on starting Brown going into the preseason and relies on him for leadership. Ricardo Young and Dustin Dailey have been taking snaps through the spring, but neither has played in a collegiate game before.

“C.J.’s been through it,” Edsall said. “He’s been around. Experience is your best teacher, and you can’t sacrifice experience. Being in the huddle, the maturity, everything else … when you have a guy who’s been around like C.J. and has the mind-set like he does, it’s comforting as a coach. You just watch the way the kid’s worked since it’s happened. You talk about someone who wants it real bad. He’s worked his tail off to get himself back.

The Terps only have Friday’s spring game left, and Brown hopes it’ll be the last time he has to sit out.

“I’ll be hanging out on the sideline, being a cheerleader,” he said. “One last time.”

 

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Edsall pleased to get “good news” about Brown eligibility

Posted on 09 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Head Coach Randy Edsall

 

Opening statement:

“I’ve been pleased with what’s taken place out here for the 13 practices. I think we’re getting accomplished what we need to get accomplished. Are we where we want to be or need to be right now? No. Have we made strides from where we were when we started? Yeah, I think we’ve made big strides. Now what our guys have to do when we get done on Friday and start the offseason program, they’ve got to do strength and conditioning and also really get focused in on learning everything. They need to go watch all the practices and cut-ups and get better for when we come in on August 4 so that when we start practice on the 5th, we’re better than we finish here on Friday night.”

 

On linebacker Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil:

“He’s made an impression upon the coaches since he got here. He made an impression last year on the scout team and it’s carried over here to the spring practice. He’s a guy that’s going to figure in plans for us on defense in certain packages. He’s also made Marcus Whitfield a better player because Marcus knows he has to come out here and perform and work hard every day because he’s got a guy who’s out here breathing really heavily on the back of his neck. I’ve been very impressed with [Yannick]. The other thing with him, he brings a work ethic to the team that is infectious. It helps the other guys to know that. They see him out here and what he’s doing. It’s very easy to understand why because of the work that he’s put in and the time he spends watching film to make himself better.”

 

On defensive backs Sean Davis and A.J. Hendy:

“That’s been really good competition. Both of them have had their moments this spring. That’s not something that’s going to be decided until fall camp, for sure. The good thing is both of them have skills and abilities to be able to help us. Now it’s just a matter, as we continue to go. They’ve both made improvements but we’ll see how they compete, how they do over the summer and what they’ll do when they get back here in August. It probably won’t be definitive until we get to games.”

 

On placekicker Brad Craddock:

“It’s like today: he started off OK and then when he gets himself to where he kicks a little too fast and overkicks it, then he’s got problems. When you tell him. ‘Brad, relax. Nice and easy.’ And then he relaxes. That’s just something we’re going to have to continue to work on, continue to drill in his head to keep his line and kick it nice and easy. If he does that, he’s very good. It’s when he strays from that that he has his issues.”

 

On quarterback C.J. Brown’s eligibility:

“It’s really good news, and I feel good for him. I’m glad we got that taken care of now, and that’s something we don’t have to worry about. When I pulled him out of the meeting and told him, he was thrilled and excited about it.”

 

 

On Brown’s progress through spring:

“I think he’s made tremendous progress from the first day he came out and did 7-on-7. He was very tentative and he wasn’t driving off that back leg. You could see today, it was like night and day from the first day he did 7-on-7 to now. He’s got that confidence back and you can see that he’s been studying and working and he does things that you want out of a quarterback. I see improvement now, and what needs to happen is he just needs to get better. He’ll be able to do more as he improves.”

 

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Maryland QB Brown says rehab “ahead of schedule”

Posted on 25 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Head Coach Randy Edsall

 

Opening Statement:

“Well this will be the earliest that I have ever started spring, but for good reason. It allows us to start on Saturday; it allows us to take advantage of getting done April 12th and giving our players three weeks or so with the rest of the semester. Plus we get our summer program started sooner with the players. It also gives us the ability to take full advantage of the six-week spring evaluation period that we are allowed by NCAA standards. I think it will be good as well as we go: Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday and then our players leave for spring break for a week. We will get six practices in and then their bodies will heal up a little bit. We will come back and go Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and then Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. I think it is a good schedule, a good mix. We are really looking forward to getting started.

“We have had good winter workouts that have taken place over the last five weeks. Guys have really worked hard, both in the weight room and when we have done our conditioning on the field once a week. They are in good shape and now it is time to get better fundamentally and technique wise. Get them to understand that they have to do their job and their job only. Master everything that they can in terms of their job. It will be a situation where we will have some guys who won’t be playing or partaking in everything this spring. Starting offensively; C.J. [Brown] will do some individual drills to start out with. We will see how he progresses doing those. It could progress to him getting in and doing some seven-on-seven. We will start him out with some individual work and see how he goes from there. Caleb [Rowe] and Perry [Hills] they won’t be able to do anything this spring from a football standpoint. Wes Brown will be out for the spring. He had his shoulder done, but he also had his ankle taken care of on Friday. He had some surgery there. We will hopefully have a healthy Wes Brown. The ankle was from an injury that followed him here to Maryland from high school, but that went well. Levern Jacobs won’t be doing anything this spring. We might be able to get him where he can do some routes on air. We will find that out a little bit later this week. Marcus Leak won’t be doing anything. Marcus has some injuries, but Marcus has some academic things that he has to sure up and take care of.

“Defensively Andre Monroe will be doing some individual stuff during practice and we will progress him from there. I’m not sure he will get into any contact stuff or team work. Matt Robinson will be able to do noncontact work when he is out there. C.J. [Brown], Andre [Monroe], and Matt [Robinson] will be able to do things. Wes [Brown], Cole Farrand, Perry [Hills], Marcus Leak, and Caleb [Rowe] will be out. Levern [Jacobs] hopefully we will be able to do a little bit with him on routes on air. Just from a position standpoint I think the only thing that we have done since we have talked last was Matt Robinson will be an outside linebacker for us, moving from the safety position. Really he is more suited for that position plus getting our best 11 on the field that is something that we thought would be the best for us. Taking a look at Matt right now he is weighing 234. He will probably get to 240 as he continues to train. He has the ability to do that. Alex Twine will stay at SAM. We will have Alex, Avery [Thompson] and Matt there. We will have good competition; we will have good competition all over.”

 

On expectations from Ricardo Young:

“Ricardo is going to get a lot of work. It will be good for Ricardo because he had to sit out because of the transfer. It will be good for him to get all of these reps and get him working to see where he will be able to fit in for us in the fall. We won’t let him get hit. We only have two quarterbacks for the spring between Ricardo and Dustin Dailey. We will keep those guys off limits. I am anxious to see him go out there and get to work every day and see what he can do and how far he can progress.

“From what I have seen he is a very good athlete, he can throw the football. We will see how accurate he will be this spring but like I said in terms of being a guy who can be a duel threat, he has those capabilities and that talent to be able to do that. He can do all of the things that we want to do with our offense. The other added dimension that he gives you is if he is back there and he drops back throwing the ball and things break down, he has more than enough speed and athletic ability to make a play. He will be able to make plays with his feet and his arm.”

 

On taking spring practices on the road:

“One of the things that we want to do is grow our brand throughout the area and state. March 30th we will be going up to Dunbar High School in Baltimore and work out on their brand new facility and field up there. On April the 6th we are going to go out to Middletown High School in Frederick to work out there. I felt it was important for us to go out and reach out to the community, rather than have them come down here. Like I said, I want to grow our brand more in different areas of the state. We hope to move them around each year. This year we wanted to get up into Baltimore because of the fact that we are going to be playing West Virginia up at M&T [Bank] Stadium this year. I wanted to establish more of a presence in the western part of the state there in Frederick. People there and in Hagerstown and even from Pennsylvania can drive down to see us there. It is all about developing the brand in terms of Maryland Pride, and being out and in the community.”

 

On if C.J. Brown is ahead of schedule on his rehab:

“I would say that he is from the standpoint that he has worked extremely hard. The one thing that we aren’t going to do is rush him. We are going to do the things that we feel or the doctors tell us that he can do. I think he is. He has worked his tail off in terms of the rehab. Whatever we can get with him this spring in terms of the throwing, and different things will be a bonus. He is pretty much ahead of schedule.”

 

On the benefit of being in year two of the offensive and defensive systems:

“It is a really good thing. I expect from the day that we go out there that the players will know exactly what to do. They will be playing a little bit faster and they will know things. Anytime you can go in and have people coming back that are going to be familiar with what you are doing, it gives you a chance to get a lot better fundamentally and technique wise. But also put a couple of other things in that will take advantage of our skill set.”

 

On the offensive line:

“We have to get five guys up there on the offensive line. As we start on Saturday it will be Mike Madaras at left tackle, De’Onte [Arnett] at left guard, Sal [Conaboy] and Evan [Mulrooney] fighting it out at center, Andy [Andrew] Zeller at right guard, and Nick Kelmm at right tackle. What I want to do there is get at least eight. At center I think we are in pretty good shape there between Sal and Evan and Steve Grommer, who is getting better. Who can be the top three guards and the top three tackles? That is one of my concerns offensively.”

 

Quarterback C.J. Brown

On his rehab:

“I’ve pushed my body to the max, and I feel like I’m ahead of schedule because if I didn’t take this seriously, I could be behind a lot of guys. I’m really excited for where I’m at right now from where I’ve come. I’m just going day-by–day.”

 

On competing with Ricardo Young for starting position:

“There’s going to be competition everywhere. No one’s going to be handed over the job. You have to earn it. I’m going to do as much as I can to earn the job and he’s going to do as much as he can to earn the job. I know the coaches will give everyone a fair chance. Anytime you’re out there and can take all the reps, it’s going to help.”

 

On the offense:

“We look pretty good on paper. It’ll be exciting to see when we’re all out there and the damage that we can do because we’ve got some explosive guys on the field. It’ll be exciting to see how this offense takes off.”

 

Defensive Lineman Darius Kilo

On spring football:

“Coming back to spring, we know what we have to do. We’re not learning anything; we’re not changing anything differently. It should be simple and it should be easier to execute. I’m pretty excited.”

 

On his personal goals:

“I just want to be the best player I can be. I feel like I worked hard in the winter workouts and I feel like I can definitely be an impact player for the defense. I just want to be able to step up in that role.”

 

On returning the defensive system from last season:

“I’m definitely a lot more comfortable. Coming back for the second year with the same playbook is definitely an advantage. I feel comfortable with the plays and the system.”

 

Wide Receiver Deon Long

On starting practice:

“I’m just excited. I’m excited to get out there and start playing. I’m excited to be playing against some better competition and I’m just looking forward to proving myself.”

 

On his relationship with quarterback Ricardo Young:

“I wanted to play with him in junior college. We were never on the same team — we were rivals — but we were always good friends. I said, ‘Wherever you’re going, that’s where I’m going.’”

 

On what he learned from playing in junior college:

“Make it a team thing; don’t make it about you. Even though you might be a featured player, do everything you can to help the team and make everyone around you better.”

 

On Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley’s system:

“Playing in the offense at a less-fortunate team at New Mexico, we did a lot of explosive things. With the personnel we have here and the talent we have here, I think [Offensive Coordinator Mike] Locksley can go deep into the playbook and we can run it.”

 

Quarterback Ricardo Young

On spring football:

“I just want to use this spring to make my team a lot better. We’ve got a lot of young receivers, a lot of good receivers. I want to use this spring to take the time to get them acquainted – actually, to take the time and get myself back acquainted. I feel like I’m a veteran at this now. It should be a good showing from me and we’re just trying to get the team to where we’re going.”

 

On what he brings to the team:

“I want to bring a leadership role as a quarterback. I’m a guy that’s always going to be in the film room, always diligent in my work. I’m a guy that’s going to go out and try to get it done for you every day. I bring nothing less than 110 percent every day.”

 

On his relationship with the wide receivers:

“Me, Deon [Long], Stefon [Diggs], Nigel [King] — a lot of those guys that are veterans and have been in it, we have a great rapport. We go out there every single day, and I’m on them every day about being crisp in rotations and route running and sticking and stacking DBs. I’m just really on them about getting in the film room and staying on their course work, and really staying in the game every single day to show nothing less than 110 percent effort. We have a really great rapport. I think that’ll help us a lot when it comes to connecting on certain routes and certain things that we should be on point at.”

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Terps WR Boykins out again Saturday, likely out for season

Posted on 01 November 2012 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

vs. Georgia Tech

Position

Name

Injury

Status

QB C.J. Brown Knee Out for the season
QB Devin Burns Foot Out for the season
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out for the season
QB Perry Hills Knee Out for the season
WR Marcus Leak Toe Out for the season
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out for the season
QB Caleb Rowe Knee Out for the season
WR Kerry Boykins Hip/Groin Out
OL Bennett Fulper Foot Questionable
DL Justin Anderson Ankle Probable
OL De’Onte Arnett Ankle Probable
RB Wes Brown Shoulder Probable
TE Devonte Campbell Knee Probable
OL Sal Conaboy Ankle Probable
DB Sean Davis Hip Probable
WR Kevin Dorsey Knee Probable
LB Cole Farrand Wrist Probable
DL A.J. Francis Shoulder Probable
OL Justin Gilbert Knee Probable
OL Nick Klemm Knee Probable
DB Matt Robinson Hip Probable
TE Ryan Schlothauer Knee Probable
TE David Stinebaugh Back Probable
LB Kenneth Tate Knee Probable
LB Alex Twine Neck Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable

Filed: 11/1/12

 

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28 Terps on BC game injury report

Posted on 25 October 2012 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

at Boston College

Position

Name

Injury

Status

QB C.J. Brown Knee Out for the season
QB Devin Burns Foot Out for the season
QB Perry Hills Knee Out for the season
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out for the season
WR Marcus Leak Toe Out for the season
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out for the season
WR Kerry Boykins Hip/Groin Out
OL Bennett Fulper Foot Out
TE David Stinebaugh Back Out
DL Justin Anderson Ankle Questionable
DB Matt Robinson Groin Questionable
OL De’Onte Arnett Ankle Probable
RB Wes Brown Shoulder Probable
OL Sal Conaboy Ankle Probable
DB Sean Davis Hip Probable
WR Stefon Diggs Thigh Probable
LB Darin Drakeford Abdomin Probable
DL A.J. Francis Shoulder Probable
OL Justin Gilbert Knee Probable
LB Demetrius Hartsfield Ankle Probable
DL Darius Kilgo Ankle Probable
WR Nigel King Foot Probable
OL Nick Klemm Knee Probable
TE Ryan Schlothauer Knee Probable
RB Albert Reid Shoulder Probable
LB Kenneth Tate Knee Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable
OL Andrew Zeller Knee Probable

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Terps Ferrara, Boykins will miss West Virginia game

Posted on 20 September 2012 by WNST Staff

Position

Name

Injury

Status

QB C.J. Brown Knee Out for the season
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out for the season
DL Keith Bowers Calf Out
WR Kerry Boykins Hamstring Out
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out
QB Dustin Dailey Ankle Questionable
DB A.J. Hendy Ankle Probable
LB Kenny Tate Knee Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable

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Edsall names Hills Maryland starting QB

Posted on 22 August 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland football team moved closer to the end of preseason camp with a two-hour workout at the on-campus facility Tuesday afternoon.

The Terps will hold their final scrimmage of the preseason Wednesday afternoon, complete a short practice Thursday and then go through a two-a-day Friday before starting a normal game week.

Head coach Randy Edsall addressed the media following Tuesday’s workout and touched on a number of topics. Earlier Tuesday, Edsall named Perry Hills as the starting quarterback for the season opener against William & Mary on Sept. 1.

Hills, a true freshman, assumed first-team duties when junior C.J. Brown was injured last week. He will be backed up by another true freshman in Caleb Rowe, and sophomore Devin Burns will serve as the third-string signal-caller.

Edsall’s full comments are below.

On the team’s injuries:
“C.J. [Brown] is going to have surgery on Friday. So that’s going to happen Friday. Andre Monroe is going to be out for the year. He’ll have surgery on Thursday. Keith Bowers is probably out two to three weeks. [A.J.] Hendy will probably be three to four weeks with that ankle. Nick Ferrara is a day-to-day type situation. Kenny Tate is going to go visit with the doctors, he’s got an injury going right now. So he’ll see the doctors and we’ll know a little bit more on him. Of course you know Matt [Robinson] will be out for about two to three weeks more. Josh Cary [is out] about three weeks. Isaiah Ross, that’s an indefinite type thing, I’m not sure how long that’ll [be] – maybe more of a day-to-day type thing. And then Isaac Goins will be out three weeks with mono. So that’s kind of the update. Dustin Dailey is out with a high ankle sprain too.”

On what his thoughts are on the injuries:
“Just work the guys that are out there, that’s all we can do. Football is a game where you do have injuries and it’s something that you can’t control. It’s amazing because Andre Monroe was just running straight ahead, just running a sprint, and his knee kind of gave out and that was it. So a lot of the issues that we have haven’t even been contact-type situations.

“Even the ones that we might’ve had from a contact situation likeMatt Robinson, it wasn’t even violent or anything like that. But what it is, it’s just that hey, you want all those guys to get healthy as soon as they can but you just get the guys that are behind them ready to play. It’s that saying that we have, everybody is really one or two plays from playing and they have to make sure they’re mentally and physically prepared to step up and play at any time based on injuries.”

On how the injuries at defensive line shakes up the competition:
“If you went today you’ve got Joe [Vellano] at left end, you’ve got Darius [Kilgo] at the nose and then you’ve got A.J. [Francis] at the right end. Then you have Justin Anderson behind him and Alex Walker at the nose, and then you have Quinton Jefferson [at left end]. And then I took and moved Roman Bragliofrom the Will [linebacker] to the end because again I think this is something we’ve been talking about as a staff kind of since preseason started, and we just think now is the best time to move. Because that’s where we think he was going to end up, at end. We’ll make that move now, and again, maybe he’s a guy that can help us this year from a pass-rush standpoint when we get into certain packages.”

On moving A.J. Francis from nose to end:
“Oh yeah we moved him about a week ago, I think it was. We took him out there again, as we were evaluating, we thought our three best guys were Joe, A.J. and Darius. So they were both at nose so we moved A.J. out to the end because we thought he was a little bit more suited to be able to play end. So we did that.”

On when Andre Monroe was injured:
“It was about a week ago I think, or something. It’s crazy. We’re running the gassers that we always run, and he’s beating everybody, and running as fast that I’ve ever seen him run. He did one and then the next one he did, he goes and he plants and as soon as he starts back he just gets about to the opposite hash and his leg just gave out. His knee gave out. So he’s going to have surgery on Thursday.”

On naming Perry Hills as the starter:
“I met with all three guys this morning. Pretty much after the scrimmage and then practice yesterday, it’s clear that Perry is the number one guy, the starter. Caleb [Rowe] is number two and Devin [Burns] is number three. So I just wanted our team to really understand who they’re working with and get as many reps so they can all get comfortable, they have been comfortable. But just wanted to get that done today and like I said I had a chance to sit down with all of them this morning and talk to them and fill them in before we made any announcements. I just thought it was the right time and it clearly played out that way. Caleb knows that he’s one play away; Devin’s got to get prepared to play as well. But Perry has done a good job and we look forward to him leading our team starting now and when we get going on September 1.”

On why he named a starter 11 days in advance of the first game:
“Because I think it was clearly a situation where there’s been a decided guy that’s been ahead. So you get the guy that’s ahead and you go with that and you feel comfortable with it.”

On if running back Brandon Ross is nicked up:
“Yeah they’re nicked up a little bit but it shouldn’t be anything serious. Brandon should probably either be out there tomorrow or on Thursday. Then Albert, again just running I think he might’ve just tweaked his groin a little bit.”

On the punting competition:
“That’s still ongoing. I’m not sure when we’ll – that might go all the way to game time until we decide who the guys going to be. Let me say this, the competition is between Brad Craddock and Nate Renfro. [Nick] Ferrara is not going to be punting, he’s just going to focus on place-kicking, which is field goals and kickoffs. Those two guys are battling it out, and it’s a good competition. We’ll keep that going and like I said, if there’s something I really feel good about and I can say they’re that guy then we’ll name that when we get that figured out. So as soon as that decides itself out then we’ll decide, if it doesn’t it could be a game time decision.”

On if he’s elevated any walk-ons to scholarship:
“No not yet. We’re still in camp, we’re in camp until after tomorrow and if any of that would happen it would be sometime after that.”

On if he’s looking for any specific positions in the walk-on tryouts:
“Well we’re always looking for linemen, if we can find linemen. But really just anyone that we think can come out and aid us and help us. Wide receivers, defensive backs I think would be something we’re looking for but really any position. We always do that at that time of the year.”

On the command of Perry Hills:
“I think he’s done well. I’ve been very, very impressed with just how he’s handled himself. The poise and composure and command that he’s handling that first offense with, I mean here’s a guy that’s a freshman that’s telling those guys `Come on let’s go, get set, get down,’ and all those things. He’s been good at handling all the instillation that’s gone in. Like I said I’ve been very impressed with a kid that’s a true freshman to pick up all the things he’s picked up and then to go out and handle the huddle. He really hasn’t turned over the ball much, he’s accurate, I have not seen him get rattled. I think he’s one of those guys that just goes and prepares very well. He’s always sitting in that film room studying and trying to do exactly what [offensive coordinator] Mike [Locksley] wants him to do. So when you do that you give yourself the opportunity to be successful.”

On how ready freshman safety Sean Davis is:
“I think he’s done a good job. I think he’s picked things up. Of course there’s a lot more things he’s got to get better at and refine and all those things. But he’s a guy that goes hard, plays hard and the more reps he gets the better he’s going to be. But he’s the best guy and that’s who we have to go with and now what we have to do is get him ready.”

 

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