Maryland football will be without linebacker Isaiah Davis and running back Trey Edmunds when the Terps host Minnesota, though the two will be out for entirely different reasons.
Maryland head coach DJ Durkin has suspended Davis for the game after the linebacker’s late hit on Penn State’s kicker last week. Durkin had stern words after the game, and reiterated his stance Tuesday at his weekly press conference.
Isaiah is a starter in three or four phases of our special teams, and he will not participate in this game. I just want to make a point: Isaiah is a great young man. He is a great member of our team. We love him. He made a very bad decision, and we are a work in progress in terms of learning what we’re about and what our culture is about. I spent a lot of time with our guys talking about respecting the game we play, respecting our team and being accountable for one another, and that sort of violates all of those things.
Edmunds, meanwhile, will miss at least a couple weeks with a foot fracture suffered in practice, Durkin said.
It hurts me big to say that. I spent some time with Trey right before I came over to this press conference. There’s not a finer young man. Trey has done everything that’s been asked of him since he’s been here with our team. Although he’s only been here this season, we consider him a leader.
In his press conference, Durkin reiterated his stance that quarterback Perry Hills is “day-to-day,” but seems likely to play against Minnesota.