Lost in the shuffle of some terrific basketball action Friday night was Maryland football's first open-to-the-public scrimmage of the spring, which took place at North Point High School in Waldorf. The Diamondback's Daniel Popper and Aaron Kasinitz were on the scene -- for those that do not have Twitter or were otherwise engaged, let's take a look at their tweets, and see what we can ascertain went down for the Terps.
Popper also wrote a recap of the scrimmage, which you should go ahead and read as well.
We can start things off with a kinda/sorta uniform watch.
Offense in white, defense in red: pic.twitter.com/M9GqDDTIDH— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) March 28, 2014
The first team offense struggled early, as C.J. Brown was intercepted by rising junior safety Sean Davis on one of the unit's first three drives, which all ended in failure. Meanwhile, Shane Cockerille began what would be a productive night for the redshirt freshman with a 10-yard run and a touchdown drive.
After Sean Davis picked off CJ Brown, Cockerille leads the second team offense into the end zone. The freshman had a 10-yd run on the drive— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) March 28, 2014
1st team offense, led by Brown, is 0-for-3 so far. Turned it over twice on downs and the other drive ended with a Sean Davis pick.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) March 28, 2014
Perry Hills got his turn to lead the second-team offense and the result was an ugly 3-and-out. Rowe and Cockerille both appeared sharper.— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) March 28, 2014
CJ isn't allowed to run, which changes things, but the first-team offense has been shut out in five possessions against the first-team D— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) March 28, 2014
Things did start to turn around for the first-team offense, as Brown was able to find Nigel King repeatedly.
Nigel King has clearly been CJ Brown's favorite target today. He's got five catches and the first-team offense is finally rolling.— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) March 28, 2014
Now, of course, we would be remiss not to mention the running back logjam for the Terps, with a slightly surprising name breaking out.
Jacquille Veii juked two guys outta their shoes on a 53-yard TD run.— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) March 28, 2014
Cockerille continued his fine day with the scrimmage's final play, but it was the defense who impressed the most.
Shane Cockerille runs for a TD on the final possession of the scrimmage. I'll have a recap blog later tonight.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) March 28, 2014
That's the end of the scrimmage. The defense is furthering along than the offense right now. Secondary looked great w/ two picks.— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) March 28, 2014
Also notable from Popper's recap -- Yannick Ngakoue had three sacks, so it would appear replacing Marcus Whitfield may not be too tough of a task. Dustin Dailey, Jalen Brooks and Jermaine Carter, Jr. all received injuries in the scrimmage, but none appear to be serious.