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Maryland’s QB woes continue as Devin Burns transfers

Devin Burns AP

Maryland had the worst possible luck at quarterback in 2012 with four signal callers going down with injuries and Danny O’Brien transferring last February.

2013 is not beginning on a much better foot (or knee, as the case may be) for the Terps and coach Randy Edsall. Per a university athletic official, quarterback Devin Burns will transfer from the program. Where Burns will go has not yet been made official. He finished the season with just four passing attempts for 47 yards and 70 yards rushing.

Burns stepped in as the Terps’ quarterback in October as a converted wide receiver after a pair of ACL tears sidelined C.J. Brown and Perry Hills. However, Burns sustained a Lisfranc injury during a game against North Carolina State and was also knocked out for the year. Caleb RoweBurns’ replacement, later suffered a torn ACL, becoming the fourth Terps QB to go down with an injury this season.

Freshman linebacker Shawn Petty acted as quarterback the rest of the year. But with the Terps looking to get healthy at QB this offseason, chances are Burns was going to be shuffled back into the depth chart.

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12 Responses to “Maryland’s QB woes continue as Devin Burns transfers”
  1. lbijake says: Jan 8, 2013 10:40 PM

    Seems like a wise move. Maybe the Terps should beging to recruit some O linemen??

  2. cspsrbums says: Jan 9, 2013 2:23 AM

    Or a new coach

  3. watermelon1 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:33 AM

    And they continue to get what they deserve for firing Ralph!

  4. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Jan 9, 2013 5:00 AM

    I’m not sure what worse: an article about Maryland football or me wasting 29 seconds of my life commenting on it. But you know what will fix that …. Moving the the BIG 10. Oh wait, that conference is horrible and a laughing stock in the college football world. Actually, it sounds like a perfect match.

  5. thegamecocker says: Jan 9, 2013 9:15 AM


    Agree with you: firing Ralph was a tremendous error in judgement. But NOT HIRING Mike Leach was the second error in judgment.

  6. ravenscaps48 says: Jan 9, 2013 9:30 AM

    Mike Leach > Randy Edsall

  7. getyourownname says: Jan 9, 2013 9:53 AM

    This is a sensationalist, wrong, and dumb headline. “Nightmare”? Really? Burns was like No. 6 on the depth chart. They have better QB options returning, plus better incoming prospects. Nothing against him, understand why he is leaving, but he was not going to be the guy at QB unless they had even worse injuries next year than this past one.

  8. slowclyde86 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:26 AM

    This program is getting everything it deserves. Could not happen to a classier coach.

  9. tomtravis76 says: Jan 9, 2013 2:54 PM

    They do have the soon to be freshman from the Gilman program in Baltimore, Shane Cockerille, coming to College Park.

    Edsall gets this season to show major improvements, if not the Terps will need to make a big splash as they head into the Big Ten with a name Coach. Under Armour has been trying to make the Terps into the east coast version of Oregon and KP will attempt to use his influence to grow his company and alma mater in the Big Ten.

  10. kyle7561 says: Jan 9, 2013 2:59 PM

    The Terps have plenty of viable QB’s, with one coming in here next year. Burns knew he wouldnt get a chance to play behind Brown and Hillis.

    UMD already has 1 4* and a couple 3* OL commits, as well as a 5* WR coming in opposite Stefon Diggs, so the Terps offense is shaping up.

  11. Cereal says: Jan 13, 2013 10:39 PM

    Edsall is a good football coach, he inherited an absolute mess & has had some bad luck….

  12. thegamecocker says: Jan 14, 2013 1:12 PM

    @Cereal says:

    Edsall is a good football coach, he inherited an absolute mess & has had some bad luck….
    Ralph Fridgen was a good football coach and was Coach of the Year in the ACC when he was fired! Edsall is a TERRIBLE FIT for that job; has CREATED a mess; and I’ve found that for the most part teams that have “good luck” somehow CREATE it! Or in this case he “created bad luck”. Edsall at Maryland is like Rich Rod at Michigan: just NOT A GOOD FIT! Was Yow the AD at Maryland when Ralph was fired? If so, that answers many questions.

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