The Washington Times - October 24, 2009, 08:21PM

DURHAM, N.C. – A little thought to consider for the night about the 2-6 Maryland football team.

The Terps trotted out an offensive line featuring (from left to right) Bruce Campbell, Paul Pinegar, Phil Costa, Justin Lewis and R.J. Dill today.

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That’s the sixth different starting combination the Terps have used in eight games.

There’s been Campbell-Lamar Young-Costa-Andrew Gonnella-Pinegar (twice).

And Pinegar-Fulper-Costa-Gonnella-Dill (twice).

And Campbell-Maurice Hampton-Costa-Fulper-Pinegar.

And Pinegar-Young-Costa-Gonnella-Dill.

And Campbell-Fulper-Costa-Lewis-Pinegar.

While it’s no secret the Terps’ offensive line has struggled, an utter lack of continuity has sabotaged any possibility of a sort of consistent improvement.

Plenty of injuries have contributed to Maryland’s problems (as have turnovers and talent discrepencies).

But at this stage, the o-line should be better. The absence of continuity has ensured that improvement hasn’t been as large as the Terps would have hoped.

Patrick Stevens