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.
With both outside positions done (and close votes in each), it's time to move to inside linebacker. Since we're basing this exercise off Brian Stewart's 3-4 scheme, the top two vote-getters will make it onto our All-Randy Edsall team.
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 are only from the specific position during games played under Edsall.
Stats (4 seasons): 283 tackles (158 solo), 15.5 for a loss, 0.5 sacks, 10 pass deflections, five forced fumbles
A lightly recruited New Jersey linebacker, Farrand played in nine games as a true freshman, recording three tackles. He won a starting job before the 2012 season, leading the team with 78 tackles, and never gave the job up. After ranking second with 84 tackles in 2013, he once again led the Terps in 2014 with 118. He will get a chance at NFL rosters this spring, but is unlikely to be drafted.
Stats (4 seasons): 280 tackles (167 solo), 15.5 for a loss, 4.5 sacks, three pass deflections, three forced fumbles
After spending a year at Fork Union and redshirting in 2010, Goree was ready to make an impact in 2011. He started seven games that year, recording 60 tackles with three sacks and earning honorable mention freshman All-America honors. He recorded 46 tackles in eight games as a sophomore in 2012, commanding an inside starting job for the next two years alongside Cole Farrand. Goree totaled 174 tackles in those two seasons.
Stats (2 seasons): 186 tackles (95 solo), 14 for a loss, 4.5 sacks, one interception, four pass deflections, one fumble recovery
After two successful years as a outside linebacker under Ralph Friedgen, Hartsfield moved inside under Randy Edsall and continued to excel. Those stats above were in just 18 games -- he averaged more than 10 tackles per game during those two seasons, on some very bad teams. Hartsfield's total career numbers -- 338 tackles, 27.0 for a loss, 8.5 sacks.