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Another What If

Some have questioned whether Randy Edsall's job will be in jeopardy if the Terps finish the season at 4-8; and that's open for debate. If - or when - that dabate takes place, we need to keep something in mind.

I think we're all in agreement that this team - again this season - has suffered an inordinate number of injuries. We can place that blame of the S&C coach/program, on the new field, on Edsall himself, on just plain bad luck, or a combination of the four. That's a topic for yet a second debate.

But what if just two of those injuries hadn't happened. Had C.J. Brown not suffered a season-ending ACL tear less than three weeks before the start of the season, Perry Hills would not have been hurt. Devin Burns (probably) would not have been hurt, and would have been available to add depth to the receiving corps. Caleb Rowe would not have been hurt (and probably would have retained his redshirt status).

Then, what would have happened had Nick Ferrara not suffered a season-ending injury prior to the start of the season? Would our kicking game - much maligned throughout the season - have been significantly improved?

Had those two injuries not happened, would we have beaten UConn? WVU? NC State? Boston College? Georgia Tech? Is it possible we'd be 8-1 at this point in the season (maybe even undefeated)? And would either of the other two debates I mentioned earlier even be valid debate topics?

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