Terrapins’ strengths and weaknesses
This is about quality over quantity. Coach Randy Edsall feels comfortable with starter Danny O’Brien or C.J. Brown in the game. O’Brien, last season’s ACC freshman of the year, could be the ACC’s best quarterback. His 22 touchdown passes were the second most in a season by a Maryland player.
One of the questions for the coaching staff was whether it has enough depth to rotate six, seven or eight players. Once versatile Justin Anderson returns after missing a few games with a foot injury, Maryland will have a number of playmakers, including A.J. Francis, Joe Vellano and David Mackall.
The Terrapins have two players with experience in Davin Meggett, who runs like a bowling ball, and D.J. Adams, who has excelled in short-yardage or goal-line situations. Adams will not play against Miami on Monday night because of a violation of team rules. Keep an eye on younger players such as Jeremiah Wilson and freshmen Justus Pickett and Brandon Ross.