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Topic - Bennett Fulper
Offensive lineman Bennett Fulper watched senior classes at Maryland enter the final game without a postseason possibility to play for in 2009 and 2011.
Bennett Fulper will depart the Maryland football program later this year, known to fans as a versatile offensive lineman who started for parts of each of his four seasons in College Park.
The countdown echoed through the walls Saturday evening at Scott Stadium, a staccato recitation of Maryland's place at the midpoint of its season.
Tyler Cierski's return from a one-week hiatus was not heralded.
Maryland found out plenty about quarterback Perry Hills in the first month of the season, including a consistent ability to pick himself up after a sack and move along.
Freshman quarterback Perry Hills had three interceptions and no points to show after three quarters of his Maryland debut Saturday.
The picture is one of many on Bill Gilbert's desk. His son, Justin, is wearing skullcap with the American flag, his face is slathered with eye black and he's preparing for what he believed would be one of many college football games he would play in at Maryland.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall's weekly news conference was delayed Tuesday as various pieces of technology could not sync up properly after he was prepared to begin talking about the Terrapins' date Saturday against No. 18 West Virginia.
Maryland received a peek at Max Garcia's talents under emergency conditions late in the 2010 season.
"Watching the bowl game possibility slip away, that was disappointing," Fulper said. "Once it's gone, it's gone. You can look back at tons of games. You can look back at the North Carolina State game, the Boston College game, all these games and say if we had a play here and a play there. As [offensive line] coach [Tom] Brattan says, each play is sacred. You never know what's going to be the play."
"I like to pay attention to see what these guys have up their sleeves," Fulper said. "It's also knowing the different guys' personalities, you can pick up on what they're doing."