COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - C.J. Brown earned the job as Maryland's starting quarterback last season because of his ability to run with the football.
It is a trait that makes him susceptible to injury, and the last thing the Terrapins need is to lose the only quarterback on the roster with playing experience.
The coaching staff discussed the possibility of reducing Brown's sprints downfield - and decided against it.
Coach Randy Edsall says, "We've got to do whatever we have to do in order to win."
That means Brown will get the chance to build on a breakout season in which he scored five touchdowns and topped 100 yards rushing in three games.
Because veteran quarterback Danny O'Brien transferred during the offseason, Brown is the unquestioned starter. Both backups are freshmen.