Freshmen QBs are key in Terps' success in 2012

August 21, 2012|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

Maryland redshirted freshman quarterbacks C.J. Brown and Danny O'Brien in 2009. The two players had to wait for their turn.

This season, Maryland's freshman quarterbacks -- Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe -- are listed as the starter and the backup. Their success will go a long way towards determining how the Terps fare this year.

Edsall officially named Hills -- a former state champion wrestler from western Pennsylvania -- as the starter Tuesday for the opener against William & Mary.

"Hearing it from him, kind of making it official, it felt great," Hills said.

Hills said he preferred not to redshirt this season. "I always looked at it as, 'Hey, I want to be the starter,'" he said after Tuesday's practice.

Former wide receiver Devin Burns -- he's been practicing at quarterback this season since Brown was injured -- is the third-string quarterback.

Edsall said he has been impressed with Hills' poise and grasp of the offense.

Last season, with Brown and O'Brien splitting time, the team was 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing offense, and no ACC team threw more interceptions.

Transfer Ricardo Young -- who spent a redshirt season at Virginia Tech before transferring to New Mexico, and later to Maryland -- is also practicing with the team, but he isn't eligible until 2013, when he will be a redshirt junior.

Marital bliss at Byrd

So who was that bride and groom having wedding pictures taken on the Byrd Stadium field after Saturday's scrimmage?

They were Maryland fans Dan Everett and Jenna House, who got married at Memorial Chapel.

They had their reception at the alumni center and walked the short distance to the football stadium, where they got some memorable post-wedding, post-scrimmage photos.

"We both went to Maryland and are big fans," Everett said.

The joke was that "we were going to have the football players put [the bride] on their shoulders," he said.

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