Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith will miss the remainder of the 2015 season with a leg injury that he suffered during Saturday's win over Indiana, head coach Urban Meyer announced Monday. The news comes in the week prior to Saturday's game between the Buckeyes and the Maryland Terrapins in Columbus.
Meyer said Smith's injury is similar in nature to the one that sidelined fellow wide receiver Noah Brown for the season during training camp.
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“One of my favorite players, a guy that’s been through a lot in his life, certainly a lot here, but my heart bleeds for that guy and so do the rest of our team, a kid that really spills it — was on all special teams for us, played really, really hard," Meyer said of Smith, as transcribed by CSNchicago.com. "From what I understand there’s a chance we can get one more year [of eligibility] back. We’re going to see what happens.”
Smith, a former 4-star recruit, had caught five passes for 62 yards so far this season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill has transferred to Tennessee.
Tennessee athletic department spokesman Zach Stipe confirmed Thursday that the Volunteers have added Hill as a walk-on. Hill won't play this season due to NCAA transfer rules.
247Sports first reported Tennessee had added Hill, who has torn ligaments in each of his knees during his college career.
Hill started Maryland's first 10 games as a redshirt freshman last year before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He had torn the ACL in his right knee during Maryland's third game in 2017.
He completed 53.4 percent of his career passes at Maryland for 1,313 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Hill also ran for 45 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
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Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager suffered a lower-body stress fracture that is expected to keep him out for eight weeks, head coach Mike Locksley told reporters Saturday.
It is a tough blow for the redshirt junior who has started in nine games in three years during his career with the Terps, and it further cements him behind the top quarterbacks vying for the starting job.
Virginia Tech transfer Josh Jackson still remains the frontrunner to be named starter competing against Tyrrell Pigrome. That leaves Bortenschlager likely competing just to stay third on the depth chart.
Losing a third-string quarterback for eight weeks is not a major blow for most programs. Maryland, however, is not most programs. The Terps seem to lose quarterbacks the way most people lose socks in the laundry.
In the past five years, Maryland has had seven different quarterbacks throw at least 45 passes in a season.
The loss of Bortenschlager may just be a depth loss...for now. But will that injury loom large into the season?
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