Maryland Spring Football Underway

Courtesy Maryland Athletics

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF)--- As Maryland starts spring football for the 2018 season, head coach DJ Durkin has a lot on his plate offensively. Maryland does return eight starters on offense, but the issue has been quarterback play and health under Durkin.

Last season he played five quarterbacks. He lost two starters by the end of their third game in 2017, both to ACL injuries. Tyrrell Pigrome in week one against Texas and Kasim Hill against UCF. Both are on the field during spring practice, but both are being held out and are not full participants. They are expected to be ready by August when camp opens for the Terps.

Durkin also has a new offensive coordinator and coaches on the offensive staff to go along with the change. Walt Bell left Maryland after last season for the same position at Florida State. Durkin hired former LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada.

Maryland returns all starters from its offensive line, top three running backs, but has a major hole to fill with the departure of wide receiver D.J. Moore. Moore left Maryland after his record setting junior season as the Big Ten Conference receiver of the year for the NFL Draft.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off