I'm guessing you've heard: Caleb Rowe went down to a season-ending ACL injury, making him the fourth - and last - Maryland quarterback to be lost for the year. A group of Marylanders reacted probably exactly like you did. Let's round them up.
"Pretty much unbelievable, probably just like you guys," coach Randy Edsall said Sunday evening of the Terps' reaction to learning the news. "It's very unusual. I'm not sure if something like this has ever happened with that position."
"It could be like five-to-six month recovery because it tore off from the bone," Edsall said. "That’s what was different so maybe that’s why he didn’t experience the pain or have any issues."
Edsall reiterated his thoughts from Thursday that he "hasn't given any thought" to running a Wildcat offense w/Stefon Diggs at QB.— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) October 29, 2012
Smart man. Anyone who asks Diggs to be put in at the most cursed position of all time, go wash your mouth out with soap.
Now, to the Tweeters! We have the well-wishers:
@roweyourownboat prayers out to you bro— Dexter McDougle (@Blasian_Kiddd) October 28, 2012
Prayers out to @roweyourownboat.. He had a great opportunity and I know how badly he wanted it. Head high bro!— Alex Twine (@TwineTime_35) October 28, 2012
The jokester, who is technically a former Terp:
Maryland Qbs.......all ima say is somebody ain't living right. Look at your life and ask would momma be proud?— Davin Meggett (@Meggett_Tron) October 28, 2012
The guy who doesn't like jokesters:
Your jokes are in bad taste, and more importantly they aren't even funny... Lol— A.J. Francis (@The_Franchyze) October 28, 2012
And the determined ones:
Nobody said it was gonna be easy...— Eric Franklin (@MrFranklin48) October 28, 2012
They not givin us a chance! I might cant play but I'm gonna coach Shawn Petty's butt off to go and get us a victory! #teamstrong— Ricardo Young 5⃣ (@TheYoung5) October 29, 2012
Love hearing that from Young.
But none are even close to Stefon Diggs' speech. Print this out in full and turn it into a poster, man.
THEY MAY TAKE OUR QUARTERBACKS, BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!
(I do have some qualms about the vaguely anti-fan tone some of this stuff takes, for what it's worth. They have every right to feel aggrieved in this situation. Not sure they have a right to feel aggrieved that fans aren't psyched, which seems to be the case a little bit, especially with the whole "you don't go throw what we go through," as if it's not a game they volunteer for in return for a free education, provided to them by fans going to games. But I think that's just the way I read it the first time through, not really Diggs' point. Just figured I'd mention it.)
Enough of that. Diggs is building his legend. More Braveheart.