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Georgia Tech Vs. Maryland: Quarterback questions hanging over Yellow Jackets, Terrapins

Shawn Petty, recruited as a linebacker for the Maryland Terrapins will be starting for the team on Saturday as four other Maryland quarterbacks have suffered season-ending injuries.

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When the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, the Terrapins will be starting their fifth quarterback this season. Terrapin quarterbacks C.J. Brown (torn ACL in offseason workouts), Perry Hillis (torn ACL after seven starts), Devon Burns (torn lisfranc ligament) and Caleb Rowe (torn ACL) have all suffered season-ending injuries and starting for the Terrapins on Saturday will be freshman linebacker Shawn Petty.

In his weekly teleconference, Terrapin head coach Randy Edsall doesn't think that any team has ever dealt with a situation like this. All of these injuries have occurred after the transfer of quarterback Danny O'Brien to the Wisconsin Badgers over the summer. Only Brown had any experience starting at quarterback.

To compare Maryland's situation to Georgia Tech's, it would involve Tevin Washington transferring, followed by Vad Lee, Synjyn Days and Justin Thomas all suffering season ending injuries. After that they would probably look to either David Sims or Dennis Andrews to step in at quarterback. But both of these players came to Georgia Tech as quarterbacks so that would put them in a better position than the Terrapins, according to Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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