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“He’s got a physical presence, and he’s got the tools,” Edsall said. “I just wish he was a redshirt freshman as opposed to a sophomore.”

Garcia, though, isn’t dwelling on it. He is proud to have played for Friedgen, who was fired after last season, and figures there still is plenty of time to leave his imprint on Maryland’s offensive line legacy.

“I’ll just take those three years and maximize those three years,” Garcia said. “I would love to have another year back, but that’s just not going to happen now.”