After finding out that Larry Mazyck’s academic issues would prevent him from enrolling at the University of Maryland, the offensive line was dealt another crushing blow. Sophomore offensive tackle Moise Larose has been suspended one year for violating violating the athletic department’s student code of content.
According to Maryland’s student-athlete handbook, a one-year suspension is handed out for a third positive drug test. The school has become a little too familiar with this circumstance after basketball players Terrell Stoglin and Mychal Parker were suspended for a full year in 2012.
Larose had become an extremely important piece in Maryland’s plans after a very successful freshman campaign. He had a strong preseason camp and was rewarded as being named the backup at left tackle to then-starter Mike Madaras. Madaras was issued a department suspension and ultimately left the program.
Larose appeared in four games as a freshman, including getting his first career start against Syracuse on Nov. 9. Unfortunately for the talented freshman, he suffered a season-ending foot injury in that same game.
The sophomore tackle was a three-star recruit coming out of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.
While this is a crushing blow to Maryland’s offensive line, the unit still has plenty of depth. The additions of star freshmen Damian Prince and Derwin Gray will provided some production and the Terps only will lose one starter from a year ago. New offensive line coach Greg Studrawa will have plenty to work with in year one.