Maryland has gone through an unnatural amount of attrition since Randy Edsall became the program’s coach following the 2010 season. This season, the Terps had already lost quarterbacks Danny O’Brien to transfer, and C.J. Brown and Perry Hills to ACL tears.
You can add one more quarterback to that list, meaning Maryland will officially join the likes of Iowa running backs and Spinal Tap drummers as groups with horrific, pre-determined fates.
In its weekly injury report, Maryland announced that QB Devin Burns has a foot injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season. Specifically Burns could be out for up to a year with a Lisfranc injury. Oddly enough, Burns sustained the injury in last weekend’s loss to North Carolina State filling in for the injured Hills. With Burns out, that leaves freshman Caleb Rowe to lead the offense.
Rowe’s backup? Freshman linebacker Shawn Petty.
“It’s kind of crazy,” Edsall said Thursday. “But it is what it is. There’s nothing you can do. You feel bad for these guys, but we can’t worry.
The school also said Thursday that Marcus Leak, the team’s second-leading receiver, would miss the rest of the season because of broken toe. Leak has 23 catches and two touchdowns on the season.