Terrapin Takes, 8/21: Dez Wells Lawsuit, Position Battles, & Sam Cassell Jr.

Mar 16, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard/forward Dez Wells (32) goes to the basket against North Carolina Tar Heels guard/forward Reggie Bullock (35) during the semifinals of the ACC tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

  • It’s been a year since Dez Wells committed to Maryland and took the ACC by storm in his first year in College Park. However, the saga surrounding Wells isn’t over yet. The Maryland guard has decided to sue Xavier in federal court. Here’s a good roundup of the situation by our own Michael Willis.
  • Randy Edsall still hasn’t decided on a backup quarterback but he has made some decisions in terms of position battles. Walk-on Michael Dunn will start at right guard over projected starter Andrew Zeller. That has to be the biggest surprise. It looks like Sean Davis will start at safety but A.J. Hendy will still get a considerable amount of playing time. I break down each move on the site.
  • Former Maryland commit Sam Cassell Jr. is looking at Division I schools for a second time and has scheduled visits with Missouri and Marquette in September. As we all remember, Cassell was declared academically ineligible by the NCAA in September after playing a year of prep school at Notre Dame Prep. During the 2012-2013 season, Cassell redshirted at Chipola Junior College in Florida. It wouldn’t be very likely that the Terps enter the race for their former guard commit. With Seth Allen and Roddy Peters currently entrenched in the backourt plus the trio of 2014 commits on the way, Cassell would be smart to pursue other options which he is clearly doing.
  • It’s been a whirlwind over the past few years for former Terps signal caller Danny O’Brien. After being replaced by C.J. Brown, O’Brien decided to transfer to Wisconsin where he failed to stay at the top of the depth chart. He is now a fifth-year senior at Catawba College, a Divison II school in North Carolina. It’s interesting to take a look at just how far DOB fell after James Franklin left College Park.
  • According to Miami athletic director Chris Freet, it looks like the 2013-2014 ACC schedule will be released on Thursday afternoon. We know Maryland’s non-conference schedule but still are not aware of many of the dates on the ACC slate. It’ll be interesting to see how the Terps schedule shakes out with this being their final year in the ACC.

Topics: Danny O'Brien, Dez Wells Lawsuit, Randy Edsall, Sam Cassell Jr., Terrapin Takes

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