Finally, some good news at the quarterback position for Maryland.
As expected, it was reported Tuesday that quarterback C.J. Brown has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. The additional year comes after the player and the school applied for a medical hardship waiver.
Counting the 2013 season, Brown will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
During his time with the Terrapins, Brown suffered two season-ending injuries. In 2010, Brown broke his collarbone in the season opener and missed the remainder of the year. Last year, and carrying the front-runner label for the starting job, Brown suffered a torn ACL during summer camp.
He was one of four Terps quarterbacks to suffer season-ending injuries in 2012.
As far as the state of the position this offseason, the Baltimore Sun writes that “Ricardo Young has been taking many of the [first-team] practice snaps this spring while Brown works to come back.” Young transferred to Maryland in June of last year from New Mexico by way of Virginia Tech and the JUCO ranks.
The redshirt junior will start Maryland’s spring game Friday.
After battling to get on the field throughout the season’s first five weeks, Georgia is shutting down inside linebacker Reggie Carter for the rest of the year, Dawgs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Sunday evening.
Carter fought shoulder problems throughout the year, and saw action in only one of Georgia’s first five games. A junior, Carter will be eligible for a medical redshirt.
The Snellville, Ga., native recorded 28 tackles in 12 appearances in 2014 and eight tackles in eight appearances as a freshman in 2013. UAB transfer Jake Ganus started in the spot many pegged to Carter before injure ruptured his season.
Carter totaled two stops in one appearance this season.
Cearly, the folks in Stillwater are living right.
A week after receiving some, uh, fortuitous calls in their 30-27 win over Texas, No. 21 Oklahoma State was the beneficiary of an officiating error that aided the Cowboys in their 36-34 come-from-behind win over Kansas State on Saturday.
The chain crew incorrectly credited the Cowboys with a first down they did not earn during the second quarter Saturday, directly leading to an Oklahoma State touchdown.
That improper touchdown allowed Oklahoma State to pull within 28-20 just before the half, springboarding the Cowboys on to a comeback win. The Wildcats had won 49 in a row when leading at the half until Saturday.
From the conference:
Big 12 Conference supervisor of officials Walt Anderson acknowledges improper first-down distance enforcement occurred during Saturday’s K-State at Oklahoma State game. During the second-quarter, with the ball at the K-State 45, OSU was flagged for offensive holding during a 41-yard pass completion. After the 10-yard penalty was marked off, moving the ball back to the OSU 45, the chains were mistakingly set for the yard-to-gain.
“Accurracy and adherence to Conference policies and officiating mechanics are vital to the proper administration of the rules in all games,” said Anderson. “Disciplinary actions will be addressed with both the field officials and chain crew.”