Despite having warmed up on the sidelines before the UVA game, it appears CJ Brown will in fact not be play for the Terrapins today. Brown was listed as doubtful on the injury report after suffering a concussion in a loss against Florida State last week, but there was still hope that he might be able to suit up today. Not so, it seems.
Brown will be replaced by sophomore Caleb Rowe, who saw action last week after Brown got injured, and played in two games his freshman year. Backing up Rowe on the depth chart is Ricardo Young, the junior transfer. With Rowe going in, this means yet another year where the Terps lack a single starter at the quarterback position. Not since Sam Hollenbach played all 13 games have the Terrapins had a consistent quarterback for the entire season.
This isn’t the most shocking news, but it’s hard to say it isn’t a little disappointing. The offense is incedibly dynamic with a healthy CJ Brown, even if it didn’t show against Florida State. The team is going to miss his leadership as well, but that’s not a knock on Rowe. The red haired gunslinger from South Carolina is going to have to be good right away and get into the flow of things quickly so the Terrapins don’t miss Brown too badly.
He should be fine, though, with all the weapons Maryland has at their disposal.