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MM 6.25: Former Maryland football QB Max Bortenschlager transfers to FIU

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland football’s Max Bortenschlager will taking his talents and the rest of his college eligibility to South Beach, as the quarterback has officially transferred to Florida International University, according to Underdog Dynasty’s Eric Henry.

Bortenschlager will join head coach Butch Davis and the Panthers as a grad transfer for the 2020-21 season and will be immediately eligible with two seasons of eligibility remaining. With their starting quarterback from a season ago, James Morgan, having left for the NFL, Bortenschlager is expected to compete for the starting job.

Bortenschlager appeared in 19 games for the Terps over his first three seasons in College Park, throwing for 1,522 yards with 11 touchdowns to five interceptions. He saw most of his playing time during the 2017 season, in which he started eight games as Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill both dealt with injuries.

But season-ending injuries of his own in both 2018 and 2019 limited Bortenschlager to just three appearances after that point, with his announcement that he was entering the transfer portal coming on Jan. 27. Following Bortenschlager’s transfer, the remaining quarterbacks on the roster are Taulia Tagovailoa, Josh Jackson, Lance LeGendre, and Eric Najarian.

In other news

Former Maryland football defensive lineman and current WWE Superstar Dean Muhtadi reflected on his time in College Park and is grateful for all his experiences as a Terp.

Maryland football dropped some wallpapers commemorating the 2004 team’s Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia.

Maryland men’s basketball brought us back to the moment Greivis Vasquez’s name was called on draft night in 2010.

Maryland men’s basketball gave Terp fans a taste of what’s to come from Galin Smith next season.

Maryland women’s basketball incoming freshman Angel Reese was named a 2020 Slam All-American.

Maryland women’s basketball released its third episode of “The Program,” this time with Director of Advanced Scouting Sean Ehlbeck breaking down the team’s pick-and-roll offense.

Maryland women’s lacrosse’s Nikki Sliwak spoke with former Testudo Times writer Justin Fitzgerald about how she wants to advance the conversation surrounding mental health.