The news on linebacker Erin Henderson isn't too good. His status for Saturday's game against Virginia is likely a game time decision. It seems his knee hasn't responded during the bye week as was hoped.
Linebacker Rick Costa and QB Jordan Steffy are still out with concussion related injuries. Steffy has not been cleared to practice yet.
The offensive line is shuffling around as usual. Once again this team has no depth on the offensive line, which has been a ongoing problem the last three seasons. Freshmen Bruce Campbell and Lamar Young are getting prep work in practice in case there are further injuries to the starters.
Maryland plays Charlotte this season and the job of their head coach, Bobby Lutz, may be on the line. After last season Lutz was invited to explore his options with other programs but eventually turned down a job offer from South Alabama to stay with Charlotte. Not that I blame him. He did haul in a consensus top 20 recruiting class with a number of Juco players and transfers. They better contribute right away because things sound pretty desperate and former Maryland assistant Rob Moxley who left to go back to Charlotte may also be out of a job. The Niners are picked in the middle of the A-10 this season.
Maryland will hold three scrimmages this season, two open to the public, so fans will get a great opportunity to see some of these young players in action. I'll be there scouting both the scrimmages before the Virginia and Clemson football games. Check the Maryland website for tip off times.