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Kevin Dorsey stretched in front of and facing his teammates on a mid-November afternoon, just as the senior wide receiver and Maryland's captains did all season.
Offensive lineman Bennett Fulper watched senior classes at Maryland enter the final game without a postseason possibility to play for in 2009 and 2011.
Shawn Petty, the latest in Maryland's unexpectedly long line of quarterbacks, is not overly emotional. He also wasn't expected to play quarterback again after being recruited as a linebacker out of Greenbelt's Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
Caleb Rowe's first career start was alternately bumpy and slick, with one successful comeback and another rally cut short by an unwise decision.
Maryland's quarterback options were whittled further Thursday when the school announced sophomore Devin Burns suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, leaving true freshman Caleb Rowe as the only remaining scholarship option.
C.J. Brown, Maryland's presumptive starting quarterback and one of its team captains, already had his chance to play in 2012 extinguished in the preseason.
Maryland is on to its third (and, arguably, fourth) quarterback since the start of preseason practice after Perry Hills' year-ending left knee injury.
Maryland is back in a familiar position: finding a new starting quarterback because of an incumbent's injury.
Maryland couldn't make it through the past five seasons without a midseason injury prompting a quarterback change.
Maryland lost its starting quarterback late in the first half Saturday. It lost its first conference game a bit later – but not before the Terrapins' most bizarre day of the season.
The Danny O'Brien Story was a tale so obvious merely 12 months ago, there almost wasn't a need to craft a story. Six months later it was discarded in a decision tinged with inevitability.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall named freshman Perry Hills as the Terrapins' starting quarterback on Tuesday.
Devin Burns was a quarterback in high school. He played there for his first year at Maryland. And after a one-year stint at wide receiver, he's returned to his old position in an attempt to help out the short-handed Terrapins.
Although Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will miss the 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, there is some hope he will have a year of eligibility restored because he's missed nearly two entire years due to injury.
Every coach deserves a second chance, and this season was Randy Edsall's. He did not, to put it mildly, score a touchdown in his first year at Maryland. Indeed, he aggravated many inside and especially outside the football building with a swagger and certitude that simply didn't jibe with his 74-70 record at Connecticut.
"We're going to be in it together," Brown said of himself and Hills. "It's just an unfortunate process. Hopefully this bug will get out of Maryland."
"It's not an experience I want to remember, but it'll be with me for the rest of my life," Brown said as he looked toward the field inside Byrd. "When I get back out there, I'm sure I'll go out there and stand there and run around that little area there. It's just something that's part of the game."