Maryland starting quarterback Sam Hollenbach practiced yesterday for the first time since injuring his non-throwing shoulder in last week's loss to Virginia Tech. He remains questionable for Saturday's game at No. 10 Florida State.
"I was encouraged," said Coach Ralph Friedgen, who added that a more important test would be how sore Hollenbach feels today. "I'm not going to play him if he can't play. If I feel like he's capable of playing, it might be a game-time decision."
Hollenbach took four or five repetitions in every practice period, Friedgen said, and his shoulder was heavily wrapped, limiting his movement.
"But that's something that we can kind of decrease as hopefully I get a little bit better," the quarterback said. "If I can get through the pain, I'll be all right."
If Hollenbach is unable to play, Maryland would turn to last year's starter, Joel Statham.
Running back Keon Lattimore, who also hurt his shoulder against Virginia Tech, is unlikely to play on Saturday, Friedgen said. The coach also said he expected tackle Stephon Heyer, who is out for the year with a knee injury, to return for a fifth year, and that running back Josh Allen (knee) should be ready for spring practice.
-- Dan Steinberg