Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Terps sticking with Brown at QB against FSU

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The quarterback controversy at Maryland is over, at least for now.

Sophomore C.J. Brown will start Saturday at Florida State based on his exceptional performance last weekend in a 56-45 loss to No. 8 Clemson. Brown has displaced Danny O'Brien, who started 10 games last season and the first five this year.

A week ago, Terrapins coach Randy Edsall waited until gametime to name Brown the starter. Brown ran for 162 yards and threw three touchdowns, so there was little mystery as to who would start against the Seminoles.

"C.J. played well. He's the No. 1 quarterback as we go into Florida State," Edsall said Tuesday. "He made a lot of good decisions, but we want him to improve, just like everybody else."

It would be difficult for Brown to top his numbers against Clemson. In addition to setting a single-game rushing mark for a Maryland quarterback, he guided a no-huddle attack that ran 83 plays and rolled up 468 yards, 291 on the ground.

QB SWAP AT AUBURN: Sophomore quarterback Clint Moseley will make his first career start Saturday for the No. 19 Tigers at No. 1 LSU. Moseley is replacing Barrett Trotter. In other Auburn news, guard Jared Cooper will miss the rest of the regular season after having surgery on his lower right leg.

TREE POISONING: An attorney for the man accused of poisoning the trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner is asking a judge to reduce the charges to misdemeanors. Attorney Everett Wess filed the motion on behalf of Harvey Updyke Jr. in Lee County Circuit Court. Wess said in filings that the state of Alabama "has explicitly set the value of an oak tree" at $20, which would be below the level for a felony.

ARKANSAS: The school unveiled details of an estimated $300 million athletic facilities plan, one that includes the enclosing of the north end zone at Razorback Stadium. The plan would take 30 years and affect each of the university's 19 athletic programs.

ARKANSAS ST.: Senior safety A.J. Hills was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

LA. TECH: Running back/wide receiver Lyle Fitte will not play again this season because of a knee injury.

LOUISVILLE: Coach Charlie Strong agreed to a new seven-year contract. His current contract ran through the 2015 season. The new deal increases his base salary from $1.6 million to $2.3 million. Strong was named co-Big East coach of the year last season, his first with the school.

MICHIGAN ST.: The school said the Big Ten notified it of a possible "conduct violation" stemming from its emotional win over Michigan.

TULANE: Coach Bob Toledo resigned. Offensive line coach Mark Hutson was named interim coach for the remaining six games. Toledo is 15-40 with the school, including a 2-5 start this season.

ARKANSAS ST. 34, FIU 16: The host Red Wolves rallied past the Golden Panthers (4-3, 1-2 Sun Belt) with three fourth-quarter touchdowns. Florida International receiver T.Y. Hilton's 46-yard TD catch in the third quarter gave him 22 for his career, tying the conference record.

Terps sticking with Brown at QB against FSU 10/18/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:07am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. What you might have missed in the second episode of the Bucs on 'Hard Knocks'


    We're back for another episode of The Annotated Hard Knocks, trying to find behind-the-scenes insights and things you might have missed in Tuesday's second episode of "Hard Knocks," following the Bucs in …

    As the crowd recognized him and got loud, Jameis Winston jumped up and down in celebration. [GREG AUMAN | Times]
  2. Why Noah Spence could be the Bucs' X-factor


    JACKSONVILLE — Noah Spence crouched in a four-point stance, bending low like a sprinter in starting blocks. At the snap, he took one step to his right, startling Jaguars left tackle Josh Wells with his explosiveness. Wells went for the move and Spence countered with an inside swim move, flying past Wells' right …

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence (57) participates in training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 

  3. Lefty quarterback's task? Make sure nothing's lost in translation


    GAINESVILLE — When Florida receiver Brandon Powell first met new quarterback Malik Zaire this summer, he was struck by the Notre Dame grad transfer's enthusiasm and outgoing personality.

    Florida quarterback Malik Zaire talks with the press during the NCAA college football team's media day in Gainesville. Zaire is a lefty quarterback, just like Tim Tebow. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP, File)
  4. Nikita Kucherov in a wide-ranging Q&A


    While Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov has a tendency to be quiet around the media, he's a Russian with a variety of interests and a passionate hockey mind.

    Nikita Kucherov recently did a Q&A with Russia's, in which he addressed an array of topics.
  5. Steven Souza's two passions collide in charity fantasy football event

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Steven Souza knows a thing or two about football.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston gets a hug from right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) after throwing the ceremonial first pitch of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, July 23, 2017.