Thursday, October 25, 2012

This is just getting ridiculous

It took all of zero days for the next-in-line Maryland quarterback to go down for the year:
COLLEGE PARK — Medical tests have confirmed that Maryland lost not only starting quarterback Perry Hills for the season in last Saturday’s game but also his replacement, Devin Burns.

“You take a look at it, it’s kind of crazy,” coach Randy Edsall said of losing the freshman Hills to a torn anterior cruciate ligament and Burns, a redshirt sophomore, to a serious left foot injury in the 20-18 loss to North Carolina State. Hills had taken over in August after presumptive starter C.J. Brown’s ACL injury sidelined him before the season.

Burns suffered a Lisfranc injury — in which bones in the midfoot are broken or ligaments are torn — Saturday but continued to play despite a noticeable limp. Burns’ injury was diagnosed during the week but not officially released until Thursday’s injury report.
There is now one quarterback (scholarship or otherwise) left on the roster: Caleb Rowe, a freshman who threw the first three passes of his career last week while playing one series before Burns moved over from wide receiver to take snaps because obviously. Rowe had no other FBS scholarship offers. He has no meaningful experience (or experience of any kind, really). And he is the last hope for Maryland, which is preparing a Plan B featuring a backup linebacker running the option or something (I'm serious).

Accordingly, Caleb Rowe should probably put his legs in bubble wrap, because there is now an Angry Maryland Quarterback Hating God, and he apparently learned from the master.


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