Maryland football vs. Virginia Tech: Pregame notes and open thread

November 16, 2013

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Greetings from foggy Lane Stadium, where airplanes approaching nearby Roanoke Airport can be heard but not seen on an overcast day. Kickoff between the Maryland football team (5-4, 1-4 ACC) is at 12:30 p.m. Colleague Mark Giannotto, who covers the Hokies, will handle the game story but we’ll have plenty of blog posts and a Terrapins-centric sidebar after the final gun.

Check out the pregame links, pregame notes and injury report below, toss your thoughts into the comments section and enjoy the game. Thanks for following along.

PREGAME NOTES

>> With slot receivers Levern Jacobs and DeAndre Lane both out with injuries, Nigel King will start inside. Amba Etta-Tawo and Malcolm Culmer are the other starting wideouts, with Daniel Adams and converted quarterback Ricardo Young serving as the backups.

>> Moise Larose’s foot injury caused Coach Randy Edsall to reshuffle his offensive line again. Stay tuned through pregame warmups. Right tackle Ryan Doyle will move to left tackle, right guard Michael Dunn moves to right tackle and sophomore Andrew Zeller makes his first start of the season at right guard.

>> Speaking of Zeller, let him warm your heart as he surprises a former teacher at Red Lion (Pa.) High School, who has cancer, with $1,500 raised by selling t-shirts.

PREGAME LINKS

In today’s WaPo: Terps attempt to right the ship before it sinks

Game preview: Maryland football vs. Virginia Tech

Injuries: Two more wideouts sidelined

Ricardo Young moves to wide receiver

Video: Post Sports Live crew talks Edsall’s job security

On the blog:I’m not going to panic’

C.J. Brown reflects on ‘dumb’ turnovers

Will Likely continues to ride business class on the Praise Train

New emphasis on illegal formation penalties hurt the Terps

Back on defense, Shawn Petty started first career game

In loss to Syracuse, Terps defense handcuffed by offense’s mistakes

The Hokies have a dynamic Haitian duo on defense.

INJURY REPORT

Out for the season: DB Milan Collins (ankle), LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (torn pectoralis), WR Stefon Diggs (broken leg), OL JaJuan Dulaney (knee), WR Deon Long (broken leg), CB Dexter McDougle (shoulder), DL Mike Minter (knee), DL Kingsley Opara (shoulder), DL Ty Tucker (knee).

Out: WR Tyrek Cheeseboro (concussion), WR Levern Jacobs (concussion), CB Jeremiah Johnson (fractured toe), WR DeAndre Lane (hamstring), OL Moise Larose (mid-foot sprain), LB Abner Logan (foot).

Probable: TE Dave Stinebaugh (knee), LB Alex Twine (shoulder)

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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