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Another Football Transfer: Experienced Tackle R.J. Dill Granted Release

Dill celebrates with fellow transferer, D.J. Adams.
Dill celebrates with fellow transferer, D.J. Adams.

And the Transfer Count raises to three. The newest casualty? Starter at right tackle R.J. Dill.

"I regret to inform the Terrapin faithful that my family and I have decided it would be best for me to move on with both my academic and athletic endeavors," Dill said in an e-mail. "Therefore I have requested and been granted a release from the Maryland football program. I leave here with great memories of the university and Terp Nation." [...]

"I wish the Maryland football program nothing but the best," Dill said. "Good luck to everyone involved with the program, from my brothers on the team to Coach Edsall, [offensive line coach Tom] Brattan and the coaching staff. I will always bleed red, white, black and gold and most of all, I will always be a Terp."

Another classy exit. Best of luck wherever you end up, R.J.

You'd think this hurts Maryland fairly significantly: they lose a senior lineman who's started for a solid two-and-a-half years, and they have no one with experience to plug into his place. His backup last year, Jake Wheeler, will be a redshirt sophomore next year with no starting experience. It also robs Maryland of some much-needed depth along the offensive line. Guys like Mike Madaras and Nick Brigham will likely be robbed of any chance to redshirt as a result.

I'm sticking with my over/under of 5.5, though most people would probably place it at 9.5 or so. We'll keep an eye out.