Maryland’s depth chart has been released for this weekend’s home game against Boston College. It’s the most winnable game left on the Terps’ schedule, and it’s time for the quarterback controversy to come back in full force. Hooray.
Starting under center, we’re back with the big old OR between C.J. Brown and Danny O’Brien. For those who care, Brown is listed first, but that could just be alphabetical. The tailback and fullback positions are the same as last week, with the exception of Jeff Hernandez being listed as the official backup to Tyler Cierski at fullback. Rahsaan Moore was suspended last week, and that change is now officially reflected in the depth chart. At wide receiver, the same Marcus Leak/Quintin McCree combo backed up by Kerry Boykins and Tony Logan is there, and Matt Furstenburg and Devonte Campbell remain the two tight ends (with Furstenburg as the starter).
The offensive line is the same, except for one change – Justin Gilbert, who has been out for about a year with ACL issues, is now listed as the backup to Pete White at left guard. Gilbert was the previous starter for Maryland at left tackle, and one has to figure that he’s still recovering from the injury. Left guard is the biggest position of concern on the Terps’ o-line after the injury to Andrew Gonnella, so hopefully Gilbert can provide some depth there.
On defense, there are some changes on the interior line. Joe Vellano is still starting, but redshirt freshman Andre Monroe (who has had a great year) is now backing him up. At the other starting spot, A.J. Francis is now a co-starter with Maurice Hampton. Hampton previously was the starter but has struggled recently, and Francis has been on a hot streak as of late.
The Terps get another starter back at linebacker in Darin Drakeford, who returns to his old spot at Will with true freshman Alex Twine backing him up. With Kenny Tate out for the year, Desmond Kearse is now Mario Rowson’s backup at STAR.