Maryland coach Randy Edsall: 'There is no quarterback controversy'

Terps coach says Justus Pickett, Wes Brown have earned bulk of carries

October 07, 2012|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

Maryland coach Randy Edsall says he wasn't talking about quarterback when he hinted at personnel changes after Saturday’s win over Wake Forest.

"There is no quarterback controversy," the coach told reporters Sunday.

Edsall said after the game: "I don't want to mention anything right now until I have a chance to really evaluate the film, but I think there will be some things from a personnel standpoint that will be a little bit different as we go into next week on offense."

Edsall, who has talked about trying to find playing time for backup quarterback Devin Burns, clarified Sunday that his postgame comments were related to the tailback playing rotation – not to Burns.

Starting quarterback Perry Hills is averaging 188 passing yards per game. He has seven touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Maryland has been playing four tailbacks – Brandon Ross, Wes Brown, Albert Reid and Justus Pickett. The depth chart has been listing all four as possible starters.

But Edsall said now that he believes Pickett and Brown have earned the most playing time.

“I think it’ll be Justus and Wes there doing the heavy load at the running back position,” Edsall said.

Pickett is the most experienced of the tailbacks, and Brown has the best statistics of the group

Brown is averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Pickett is averaging 3.0 yards but has three touchdowns.

Maryland struggled to run against Wake Forest, netting just 53 yards.

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