Underdog to top dog

Once the third-string quarterback, Turner now Terps' No. 1 man

Maryland football

December 25, 2007|By Don Markus | Don Markus,Sun Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO -- The college football careers of Maryland quarterbacks Chris Turner and Josh Portis have been connected since their high school days in Southern California.

When coach Ralph Friedgen recruited Portis, then one of the nation's top prospects, he made a side trip to see Turner, who was considered a notch or two below.

Emerald Bowl Maryland vs. Oregon State, San Francisco, Friday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN, 105.7 FM, 1300 AM Line: Oregon State by 5

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