As the offseason kicks into another gear, Testudo Times readers will be voting on the All-Randy Edsall team. All players who started multiple games under Randy Edsall (2011-14) at Maryland are eligible for consideration.
It hasn't been a great time for Maryland football -- the Terps have gone 20-30 in that time frame with two bowl losses. There have been quite a few impressive individual performers, however, and we're here to find the best possible collection of those players from the past four years.
Feel free to vote using whichever criteria you please. After we finish with each position, we'll post the results of the full team.
Stats: 56.4 completion percentage, 1,648 yards (6.2 per attempt), seven touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 57 rushing yards (1.7 per attempt), two rushing touchdowns
Since this is the All-Randy Edsall team, we're going to have to discard O'Brien's impressive 2010 season, in which he won the ACC Rookie of the Year award. O'Brien split time with C.J. Brown in Edsall's first season, a disastrous 2-10 campaign, and ended up transferring to Wisconsin after losing the job to Brown.
Stats: 54.5 completion percentage, 5,372 yards (6.7 per attempt), 33 touchdowns, 23 interceptions, 1,689 rushing yards (4.5 per attempt), 25 rushing touchdowns
Despite suffering major injuries during nearly every season of his six-year College Park career, Brown still managed to finish on top of the all-time career total touchdowns leaderboard with 58. He helped lead the Terps to two bowl games and wins over Virginia Tech, Penn State and Michigan, but saw severe drops in his efficiency numbers during his final season at quarterback.
Stats: 57.0 completion percentage, 1,422 yards (7.9 per attempt), nine touchdowns, seven interceptions, one rushing yard (0.0 per attempt)
Injuries forced Hills to start the first seven games of the 2012 season as a true freshman, leading the team to a 4-2 record and within two games of reaching a bowl. Hills was himself injured during the sixth game of that season, and Maryland went winless in the second half of the year. After injuries kept him out during the 2013 season, Hills saw some time as a backup in 2014.
Stats: 46.4 completion percentage, 500 yards (6.0 per attempt), six touchdowns, two interceptions, 14 rushing yards (0.2 per attempt), one rushing touchdown
Petty was a true freshman scout team linebacker when injuries forced him to play quarterback for the final four games of the 2012 season. Maryland scored just five touchdowns in his first three games at the helm, but a 45-38 shootout loss to North Carolina in the season finale showed some offensive life. If nothing else, Petty (who later transferred to Marshall) will always be remembered by Maryland fans for his unwavering effort in those tough circumstances.
Stats: 53.7 completion percentage, 1,768 yards (7.7 per attempt), 12 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 62 rushing yards (1.4 per attempt)
Rowe suffered a season-ending injury in his first career start, a 2012 loss to Boston College. He started three games in 2013 after Brown was injured against Florida State (leading the team to a win against Virginia), and played significant time against Indiana (a win) and Ohio State. Currently injured, Rowe is the heavy favorite to start in 2015, barring any transfers.