Maryland head coach Randy Edsall held his weekly teleconference with the media on Sunday after his team’s 35-17 victory over South Florida the day prior. Here are some bits of news and a few notes, along with game ball winners.
Offense -- Taivon Jacobs, WR (8 receptions, 107 yards, 1 TD)
Defense -- Roman Braglio, DL (7 tackles, 2 sacks, 2.5 TFL)
Special Teams -- Ty Johnson, freshman RB (2 KR, 66 yards)
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- Edsall had more details on the injury that will sideline defensive back Antwaine Carter for the season. On Saturday, he said it was a Lisfranc, or midfoot injury. Sunday he elaborated, saying Carter broke a bone in the foot. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday.
- Aside from Carter, Edsall says there were no new injuries that would limit player availability this upcoming week.
- Edsall again reiterated that he was fully in support of the targeting penalty called against Wes Brown and the ensuing ejection. He said he still does not believe there was malicious intent behind the hit, just that Brown used poor technique. Brown will not miss time against West Virginia because the play took place in the first half.
- Maryland’s offensive line still has not allowed a sack this season. And they are still without two cornerstones for the future, Damian Prince and Derwin Gray, at full health. Prince saw reps against South Florida and Edsall says he has “made improvements.”
Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.
Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.
Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.
With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders. The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.
Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off. Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them. He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).
No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.
Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.
After today though, it may be hard to say no.
D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!
Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.
But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!
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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.
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