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Maryland guard Mike Minter out for season; Damian Prince starts at tackle vs. West Virginia

An injury leads to reshuffling along Maryland's offensive line.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland starting left guard Mike Minter is out for the season with a labrum injury, The Washington Post's Roman Stubbs reports. Right tackle Ryan Doyle will slide to guard to replace him, and former five-star recruit Damian Prince will make his first career start at tackle against West Virginia on Saturday.

It had been expected that Prince would eventually be Maryland's starting right tackle this season. He was listed in that spot on the team's preseason depth chart, but Prince's own injury problems landed Doyle on the edge and Minter at left guard to begin the year. If things break right, Prince will play every down for Maryland for the next several seasons.

In the immediate term, these changes could benefit Maryland. Doyle struggled badly against West Virginia defensive end Noble Nwachukwu last season, and his shift to guard means Doyle won't need to face Nwachukwu one-on-one again. For Prince, it'll be quite a welcome to major college football.

The Terrapins haven't allowed a sack through their first three games.