Imagine a freshman linebacker and a walk-on tight end topping the depth chart at quarterback for your Division 1 college football team. This is precisely the situation that Head Coach Randy Edsall faces this week at the the University of Maryland.
Here’s how this conundrum emerged for the Terps:
This leaves converted linebacker Shawn Petty and walk-on tight end Brian McMahon, both freshman, to play quarterback this Saturday against Georgia Tech. Both Petty and McMahon played the position in high school, but their roles on the Maryland football team were at the linebacker and tight end positions. That was, until the first four quarterbacks on the depth chart suffered season-ending injuries. Now, as the seat grows ever-hotter for Randy Edsall (6-14 as head coach), Maryland is down to its fifth and sixth options at quarterback.
By: Brandon Smith- Sports-Kings Contributor